Effective date: May 2018
Anam Beo Arts, Health and Wellbeing Organisation promotes creative inclusion through the delivery of comprehensive arts projects in care settings. As an arts organisation we encourage creativity & empowerment through meaningful engagement in the arts. Anam Beo is a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity with the Revenue Commissioners and the Charity Regulator.
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Board of Management
End of Year Report
Artist Facilitators completed HSE Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Course.
Protection Policy updated 2016.
Guidelines for Artists working in Healthcare 2015 and protection policy
Infection Control Guidelines for art facilitators in health care environments.
Age and Opportunity
With kind permission, Ann Leahy MA SJ&PP from Age and Opportunity visited Birr Community and Nursing Unit to interview participating residents about the programme. She interviewed an Anam Beo Facilitator and one of the activities assistant. Ann Leahy was documenting a research project; exploring whether taking part in an arts programme contributes to the quality of life of people who are living in care homes. The issue of quality of life for people living in care is an important issue for individuals, their communities and families and for government policy. The purpose of the study is to talk to people living in care homes where there are arts programmes available, about whether they believe that taking part in those programmes contributes to their quality of life. The intention is also to use the information gained to make recommendations to try and inform future public policy relating to the provision of care.
“We have to recognise that individuals can experience a sense of well-being, of confidence, of transformation, even, through participating in the arts. We have also noticed that high quality arts opportunities available over a sustained period of time seem to offer the most beneficial experience.”
Catherine Rose, Age and Opportunity