Find prevention records by subject or service provider/commissioner name

Cartwheel Arts- Art for Wellbeing

Lead service provider/commissioner


NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group

Type of knowledge

Type of knowledge:

Project description only

Prevention service description

The programme is funded by the CCG's social investment fund, which invests in local voluntary and community groups delivering projects with health benefits, with the view to promote innovation and strong communities, by meeting unmet needs using community assets. Other things that have been funded alongside the work of Cartwheel Arts include a circus, a Carers’ Choir, boxing clubs, angling clubs, and DJ schools.

The CCG funds three Art for Wellbeing projects. Purani Yaadein-‘old memories’ in Urdu-brings together people with dementia for shared reminiscing sessions, often with afternoon tea. Cartwheel has created and is currently trialing a game, Wellbeing Dominos, which centres on personal development, journaling and mindfulness—it plans to provide training to other groups and health practitioners to use the game to support improvements in mental wellbeing. The final project is a user-led group, Art and Soul, originally a course run by Cartwheel. When funding ran out Cartwheel supported the group to become constituted and continue independently. It is now funded directly by the CCG, and pays Cartwheel to manage its projects—its most recent was an exhibition at a Rochdale gallery.

Intervention/service type:

Befriending, mentoring and peer support; Community services; Community capacity building

Target client group(s):

Older people; Adults with mental health problems

Please register or login to see the full content for this record.


Prevention in social care

Prevention in social care What it means, the policy context, role for commissioners and practitioners and the evidence base.

H4All wellbeing service

H4All wellbeing service Practice example about how H4All Wellbeing Service is using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) tool

Moving Memory

Moving Memory Practice example about how the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company is challenging perceived notions of age and ageing.

Chatty Cafe Scheme

Chatty Cafe Scheme Practice example about how the Chatty Cafe Scheme is helping to tackle loneliness by bringing people of all ages together

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! Wellness Practice example about how Oomph! Wellness is supporting staff to get older adults active and combat growing levels of social isolation

LAUGH research project

LAUGH research project Practice example about a research project to develop highly personalised, playful objects for people with advanced dementia


KOMP Practice example about how KOMP, designed by No Isolation is helping older people stay connected with their families
View more: News
Related SCIE content
Related external content
Visit Social Care Online, the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
Submit prevention service example