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Getting On – arts and older people

This report explains why the Baring Foundation has been funding arts and older people activity and describes what we have supported for the first five years of our programme.

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A Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men

At last! Advice on the perennial problem of involving older men which many arts organisations have found challenging. This guide by Ed Watts working at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, is both practical  based as it is on six case studies, as well as a work of art in its own right.

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Fourth and final report of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector

The fourth and final report from the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector describes a series of serious threats to civil society. The Panel was initiated and funded by the Baring Foundation. Independence Panel Press Release.


Making Good: the future of the voluntary sector.

This collection of essays by voluntary sector leaders has been commissioned and edited by Civil Exchange and funded by the Baring Foundation. It is a companion piece to the reports of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector, also supported by the Foundation and explores many of the issues which are being addressed by the Panel.

Speech by David Cutler to a Conference in Perth

This is  a version of a speech made by David Cutler in October 2014 to a conference in Perth on arts in care as part of the Luminate Festival.

Welfare Advice for people who use mental health services – developing the business case

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As part of our STVS Future Advice programme we funded the Centre for Mental Health to look at the cost/ benefit case for providing welfare advice to people using mental health services with special reference to the long standing service at Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau.


Third Annual Report of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector

The Baring Foundation has had a long standing interest in the independence of civil society. In 2010, following a grants programme, the Foundation initiated and funded the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector. Its third annual assessment was published on 21st January 2014. Independence Panel Press Release

The Low Commission Report on social welfare legal advice

The Baring Foundation (along with other funders) has supported the independent Commission chaired by Lord Low to investigate the state of social welfare advice and representation and to make recommendations about its future. A number of its themes such as early intervention, public legal education, demand reduction and cooperation between advice providers have been the subject of both grants and publications from the Baring Foundation. Low Commission Press Release Low Commission Executive Summary

Fifth International Conference on Arts and Health

This is a version of a speech delivered by David Cutler, Director of the Baring Foundation, to the Fifth International Conference on Arts and Health, given on 12th November 2013 in Sydney, Australia.


Local Authorities + Older People + Arts = A Creative Combination

This publication by David Cutler describes the unique combination of roles and interests by local authorities which make them the ideal champions for arts and older people. These are; health and well being; arts and cultural services; older people’s services and social care; social inclusion and leadership and coordination. These are illustrated by six case studies.