2010–11

During 2010 and 2011, Engage Cymru worked in partnership with:

Denbighshire County Council Arts Service and Social Services; Rhyl Library and Arts Centre; Ruthin Craft Centre and older participants suffering with dementia, along with their family carers. The project artist was Jan Gardner.

Flintshire County Council Arts, Culture and Events Service; Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Partnership; residents of Llys Eleanor Xtra Care Housing and Theatr Clwyd. The project artist was Felicity Owens.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Lifelong Learning, Mentro Allan, Cyfarthfa Park Museum & Art Gallery, the Alzheimers Society (Merthyr Tydfil branch). Participants included older people identified by Merthyr Alzheimers Society, along with their ‘befrienders’. The project artist was Alice Briggs.

Pembrokeshire County Council through the Older People’s Strategy, The Pembrokeshire 50+ Forum, Oriel Y Parc, St Davids, The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Ysgol Dewi Sant. The project artist was Helen Astley.

Report: The Quality of Silence

Galleries engaging with older people
Phase 2, focus on dementia — Evaluation Report

Clear evidence was collected that suggests that supporting and enabling such projects is an intervention that will improve the wellbeing of people with dementia who are less likely to take action to improve their own wellbeing.