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18 July 2019

Strengthening the voice of older people through the arts

Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The pioneering work funded through ACNI's Arts & Older People programme has brought the arts, health and care worlds together to offer numerous creative opportunities, challenge stereotypes, and tackle the problem of loneliness in older age.
Arts
19 June 2019

Rethinking our legal education for frontline care workers: Mencap

Kari Gerstheimer
Kari Gerstheimer, Head of Information and Advice at Mencap, explains how redesigning their legal education training for care workers has led to an increase in managers referring cases to them for legal advice.
Strengthening Civil Society
4 June 2019

Blow the dust off your trumpet (or ukulele)!

David Cutler
Orchestras and bands are increasingly engaging older people in their work - from comfortable concerts to Ukulele bands to working with composers. David Cutler rounds up a few of his favourites.
Arts
3 June 2019

Funding unchained: an activist approach to unlocking LGBTQI leadership in West Africa

Caroline Kouassiaman, ISDAO
How as funders can we create spaces and opportunities for LGBTQI-led activist groups and organisations to think expansively, to strategise and work towards creating different realities?
International Development
15 May 2019

Janet Morrison: Strategic litigation can be a useful tool

Janet Morrison
The Foundation's Chair draws out her lessons for campaigners from the challenge to the PIP regulations led by the Public Law Project and other charities
Strengthening Civil Society
15 May 2019

Exploring social isolation through art in the older Chinese community

Zoe Dunbar, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Older Chinese communities in the UK often experience high levels of social and cultural isolation. The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester is exploring how it can re-engage with its older people through art.
Arts
9 May 2019

Music for Dementia 2020 – join our musical dementia movement

Grace Meadows
Grace Meadows, Programme Director for Music for Dementia 2020, encourages you to join the musical dementia movement and talks about how we can all help to make music available for everyone living with dementia.
Arts
3 May 2019

Our Dementia Choir – our Dementia Creative Movement

Harriet Lowe & David Cutler
If you've been inspired by Our Dementia Choir on BBC 1 this week, we've put some resources together to signpost you to dementia-friendly music and arts activities, whether you're looking to participate or develop them!
Arts
27 March 2019

Quality films and friendship at the Senior Citizen Kane Club in Dundee

Alice Black, Dundee Contemporary Arts
The Senior Citizen Kane Club shows a wide range of films from new releases, to mainstream and art-house films, and attracts around 3,500 visitors a year. Alice Black of Dundee Contemporary Arts explains their approach.
Arts
8 March 2019

Creative ageing: a photograph album

David Cutler
David Cutler reflects on the importance of photography as an art form for creative ageing and its representation in our grant portfolio and beyond.
Arts