Arts for Cancer has won national and regional awards for the effectiveness of our projects.
Arts and Health South West Health Award 2013
In June 2013 we were awarded an Arts and Health South West Award for our ‘Celebrating Age and Ambition’ project, funded by the Baring Foundation and Feast. The project was selected from a strong shortlist for its thoughtful and innovative approach to working creatively with older people.
Guardian Public Services Award, 2009
In November 2009, we won a Guardian Public Services Award “for embedding the arts into nursing and residential homes, day care settings and hospital environments where care of older people takes place”.
Our category was judged by the Department of Health and received over 300 entries.
Our work with Older People continues to evolve, helping to support people in all sorts of places - from hospitals to sheltered housing to people’s own homes.
We now also offer support for people with particular conditions; such as a dance group for people with respiratory problems (as an alternative to boring exercises) and our long term work with a stroke ward which involves things like clay sculpture to help patients use their senses and different parts of their brains.
GSK King’s Fund Impact Award, 2010.
In March 2010, we won a GSK King’s Fund Impact Award for our work as an organisation. You can watch a short film they made about us below.
The judges commented that “For an organisation of its size Arts for Cancer Cornwall has a large number of service users and its outputs are all of a very high standard. It is a dynamic organisation with strong leadership and its work is innovative, particularly with older people in care, dementia sufferers and homeless people.”