Funded by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council, a team of researchers has been working on a study investigating Cultural institutions as social prescribing venues to improve older people’s well-being in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: What works, for whom, in what circumstances and why?
The 12-month project consists of a literature review, interviews with older people and with cultural sector staff, and a questionnaire that has been completed by social prescribing link workers.
An interim summary report of the research is now available and can be downloaded from the Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network’s website.
The team is launching their latest research findings at an online event on 20th September, which will be delivered by researchers from the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and practitioners from the Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM). The findings have been developed by a project team from the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL) and the University of Plymouth, in collaboration with older people, national and international cultural organisations, researchers and social prescribers.
To learn more, visit the Culture Health and Wellbeing website, also a partner of the project.