cARTrefu workshops

Could your care home benefit from working with our artists?

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is affecting many aspects of life in Wales at the moment. All organisations need to assess the advice that Welsh Government has provided and make judgements as to how this will affect them. Following a detailed risk assessment and our concern for the welfare of those we work with, we’ve decided to move our cARTrefu workshops and activity plans online. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and hope to return to working with you in person in the near future


cARTrefu, which means to reside in Welsh, is Age Cymru’s flagship arts in care homes project that has been running since 2015. The aim of the project is to improve access to quality arts experiences for older people in residential care, and develop artist’s and care home workers’ skills in running these sessions.

cARTrefu has now grown to become the largest project of its kind in Europe, and has been proven to have a statistically significant improvement in residents wellbeing after attending cARTrefu sessions, with a wider impact such as socialising more and regaining skills such as using a knife and fork. cARTrefu has also had an impact on the care staff involved in the sessions, showing a significant improvement in attitudes towards residents, especially those living with dementia, and an increase in confidence to lead a creative arts session in the home.

If you think your care home would benefit from the cARTrefu workshops, and / or having one of our artists work with you on an activity plan, then please complete the application form


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