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Kensington and Chelsea Arts Service is mapping singing provision in the borough in an attempt to identify potential partners for a new arts and health programme.

Arts Council England has launched an advocacy toolkit for arts organisations. It features a range of guidance for organisations wishing to work with the media and policy-makers to make the case for arts.

Creative and Credible is a one year knowledge exchange project between the University of West of England and arts and health consultancy Willis Newson.

The Warwick Commission on Cultural Value has issued its final report calling for a national plan for the arts which maximises cultural, economic and social return.

The BBC has launched Get Creative, a year-long celebration of arts, culture and creativity. Designed to encourage participation in the arts the programme starts with a series of debates about the impacts of the arts.

Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University has published research that shows that engagement with arts and culture generally has a positive long-term effect on health and wellbeing.

The Department of Health's 'Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund' for voluntary sector organisations is now open for applications.

A match-making scheme to connect trainee doctors and health workers to community health and wellbeing projects is seeking partners.

A new study by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation has revealed that 160,000 care workers are receiving less than the minimum wage – largely as a result of not being paid for travel between home-care visits.

The Museums Association has published a series of case studies demonstrating the ways that museums are working with different groups of people to tackle health and social issues.

A new survey of professional psychotherapists working in the NHS shows that access to long-term psychotherapy is deteriorating and that service users are being required to pay for private therapy.

An introductory health and wellbeing forum directory for London has been produced to signpost voluntary and community organisations w

South London’s Dragon Café has celebrated its 100th session with a range of special events.

The Coalition Government’s reorganisation of the NHS has been distracting and damaging according to a report by health think-tank the King’s Fund.

Public Health England has issued a new framework to address the specific health needs of young people including an emphasis on enabling young people to explore their creativity as a tool for maintaining wellbeing.

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