What do we know about the role of arts in the delivery of social care?

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Consilium Research and Consultancy
Skills for Care
Date of publication
1 April 2013
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This briefing paper pulls together the main findings from research on the role of arts in the delivery of adult social care and in particular the implications for workforce development. The research has focused on the use of arts in adult social care including activities delivered in a range of social care settings such as residential, day, domiciliary and community care. It has also included activities for adult recipients of care delivered in community settings such as libraries, galleries or community centres.

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