Key workers: creative ageing in lockdown and after

Introduction

The creative ageing sector's response to supporting the wellbeing of older people during COVID-19 has been immensely impressive. However these organisations, like the rest of the arts sector, are worried about the future.

What's in this document?

This report from the Baring Foundation is based on a small survey and 16 case studies of creative ageing organisations across the UK, as well as learning from a decade of funding in this field.

It highlights some of the ways in which arts organisations have supported the wellbeing of older people during the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the challenges that they are facing, and asks what needs to happen to make sure they can continue to do so.

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