Working Papers

Our Working Papers have distilled the sharings and emerging leanings of both the Working Group and the consortium, to provoke further debate and discussion. They have shaped the direction of the initiative to date, form the basis of the toolkits, and provide the evidence of our recommendations for future work. Click on the title of each paper to download it.

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ACIECH WP 1 cover

Jul 15         Gathering 1: Learnings and Observations
30 working group members from social care, wellbeing and arts sectors spent a day shaping the project and deciding on the work to be done. This paper shows what took place, and tracks developments in the activities.

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Nov 15       Surveys

Quantitative surveys covering (1) Care homes that involve music, (2) Professional musicians in care homes, and (3) Amateur musicians in care homes

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Nov 15       Survey raw data

This working paper shows some of the raw data that we analysed to produce WP2. Unfortunately most of the data is in a single very large spreadsheet that cannot be easily be paginated for reading.

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Dec 15       On Quality and Frameworks

“Quality” is a complex concept in participatory arts work. This opinion piece draws on and extends significant work undertaken by the ArtWorks partners.

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Jan 16     Trends in the Care Home Sector
Designing singing just for today’s care homes is short-sighted. It is important to understand how these are changing over the next ten years or so.

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Dec 15   Gathering 2: Learnings and Observations 

The second meeting of our full Working Group, with several new organisations joining us. This paper shows what took place, and the input of the different organisations represented.

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Feb 16   How to Run a Great Campaign

To aid thinking for future developments, this paper draws the parallels between Sing Up (a programme designed to get 20,000 largely-autonomous, heavily-pressured, regulated primary schools to sing every day) and ACIECH (a programme designed to get 20,000 largely-autonomous, heavily-pressured, regulated care homes to sing every day).

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Apr 16     Case studies of Singing

We approached several different organisations and leaders that had been recommended to us as examples of how singing and music can be particularly effective for older people. This paper sets out detailed case studies from 27 different approaches. Our analysis of the data will be published shortly, once the contributors’ approval has been given.

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May 2016    Music, the CQC and NICE

This paper outlines the potential impact that a regular singing programme could have on a care home’s CQC Assessment, and the views of the  National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence.

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ACIECH Messages Doc for care homes

 

May 2016     Key Messages for Care Homes

A punchy 2-page document summarising the main findings for care homes, and encouraging them to bring more music and singing into the lives of their residents.