Evaluation

Evaluation Reports collated by Arts & Health South West can be accessed here. They are organised by date. You can also search using Key Words.

Key Evaluation Resources

Some evaluation resources that AHSW recommends.

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A man sings and dances with an older lady in a wheelchair, in a care home
Evaluation

Live Music in Care Homes Report 2018

A report resulting from a survey of the many creative ways that older people engage with music, and explored why the majority of care ...

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Carers have a meeting to discuss the project, with big pots of tea and important papers on the table.
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Creativity in Care

Nottingham’s City Arts evaluation of its Creativity in Care programme (2013)

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Evaluation of Emerge Art Programme

An arts programme that helps ease transition from supported housing for people recovering from alcohol and substance misuse (2013)

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A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people

A report has been published from the world's first randomised control trial on singing and older people (2012)

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Assessment of the Impact of Arts on Learning

The Cultural Learning Alliance has published key findings demonstrating the impact of the arts on the social and educational achievements of children and young ...

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Soundbite: Hospital Notes: Arts at the Heart of the Royal United Hospital

A programme of high quality musical workshops for patients on one of the Older People’s Unit (OPU), Combe Ward, planned and delivered by Musician ...

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Artshine Arts on Referral Evaluation

This report presents a year 1 evaluation of Artshine, an Arts on Referral scheme with Bristol inner city practices for people with mild to ...

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Shall We Dance?

A project developed in order to increase the opportunities for older people to access dance with the aim of improving their holistic health and ...

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REACH Regional Evaluation: Final Report (Aug 2010)

The Reach Initiative encouraged arts organisations and health providers to work together and aimed to tackle health inequalities in local communities by giving people ...

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This Is Living – Good Times Art for Older People

This report follows the first five years of Good Times: Art for Older People at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2010).

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