Older Adults

We work to support the needs of older adults in care homes, acute hospital rehabilitation wards and mental health settings through projects which improve the care environment and enhance quality of life.

We seek to meet local needs while also delivering arts programmes in line with the Government’s aspirations for supporting people with dementia and older people in care as outlined in the National Dementia Challenge, the National Dementia Strategy, the Dementia Care and Support Contract, NICE guidelines and Care Quality Commission Standards for Care Homes.

We are familiar with good practice guidance on quality in care homes including the Social Care Institute of Excellence Guidance, Kings Fund Guidance and Design for Dementia Guidance from Stirling University.

Shaw Healthcare, Brentry Care Home: Interiors and Landscapes

Interdisciplinary artists Somewhere collaborate with Noma architects and Landscape Architects Barry Chinn on the interior and landscape design for a new dementia care home in Bristol.

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Southmead Hospital Bristol: Illustrations and Interiors

Spaces for Dementia is a project designed to make Southmead Hospital Bristol more dementia-friendly.

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Brunelcare & Ashley House, Greville Care Home: Landscape artwork

Visual artist Kerstin Bergendal was appointed to work on the landscape design for a new care home in Bristol and brought an innovative, collaborative approach to the project.

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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Feature Wall Illustrations

Artworks designed for dementia patients stimulate memories and conversations.

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Brunelcare, Dementia Care Home: The Napkin Project, Participatory Art

An ongoing programme that involves and connects communities to create resources to support people living with dementia

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Brunelcare, Dementia Care Home: Engagement Artworks

We helped create a homely and supportive environment in a new dementia care home by exploring ideas about the meaning of home and creating artworks to stimulate creativity and enable engagement.

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