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Dance to Health Programme Announcement

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National Dance Company Wales is pleased to announce its part in the Dance to Health programme which is run by Aesop Arts.  The company will be working in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board over a period of 2-3 years across South Wales.   Aesop Arts have announced a £2.3 million expansion of its pioneering Dance to Health programme, which will run for two years involving over 1,000 older people and 1,000 volunteers and a total of 63 programmes across England and Wales. 

Dance to Health is a dance programme proven to provide the best possible prevention treatment and recuperation for people who are at risk of falling, or have fallen.  This expansion programme builds on a successful pilot in 2015 and 2016 and an evaluation report published in February 2017.

As part of this partnership, National Dance Company Wales are recruiting for 3 types of dance artists to run, support and be trained with the Dance to Health programme, those wishing to get involved should contact kelly.barr@ndcwales.co.uk or visit ndcwales.co.uk/en/about/jobs/

National Dance Company Wales and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board will be working together in Swansea, Bridgend, Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire, benefiting many hundreds of people across the programme and aiming to establish long term, self-sustaining groups.

The other Health/social care partners taking part in the Dance to Health programme are; Cheshire West & Chester Council, Connected Care Partnership (NHS Vanguard in Sandwell and West Birmingham), NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, Royal British Legion care homes and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

The other Dance Partners involved are all Arts Council-funded dance organisations expert in working with older people: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cheshire Dance, DanceEast, South East Dance Centre and Yorkshire Dance.

Aesop has benefited from, and will continue to receive support from individual experts in ‘Dialogue Partner’ organisations: Age UK, Arts Council England, Centre for Ageing Better, NHS England, NHS Horizons, Public Health England, Social Prescribing Network and University of Oxford Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences. Supported by Big Lottery fund, Nesta, Ministry of Defence Aged Veterans Fund, Rank Foundation, Peter Sowerby Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

For further information, visit the Dance to Health website http://www.dancetohealth.org/

 


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