'The world of arts in care homes is a complex one in the UK with different regulators,
funders and providers in each of the four nations. And beyond the complexity of mapping
activity there lie further questions such as what is the level of demand for training from the
care and arts sectors and has this been adequately met. The author highlights the issue of
variation in quality of provision and argues strongly for a system of accreditation, but more
work would be needed to assess the practical implications of this suggestion.
The need for quality arts in care homes is pressing and training is key to fulfilling that need.
Although progress has been made this must be regarded as unfinished business. This
report should help us all reflect on what more needs to be done.'