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A report by the Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services reveals the long term problems facing local authorities in delivering care for older residents with 78 per cent of councils expressing concern about their ability to

A survey of GPs has revealed rising demand for mental health support in primary care.

The Nuffield Trust, The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation have published an open call to Government to increase NHS funding and a long term solution to social care funding.

The innovation foundation NESTA has called on the NHS to act urgently to involve patients in digital innovations before it is “too late”.

A new report by the Royal Society for Public Health has found that people with negative attitudes to older people and ageing experience an adverse effect on their own health and wellbeing.

The Baring Foundation has published a booklet of guidance for care settings that want to use circus to improve the health and wellbeing of older participants.

An American network of artists, activists and community leaders has published a major report billed as a road to ‘Art and Wellbeing: Toward a Culture of Health’.

The Alzheimer’s Society has published a guide for rural communities to support them in becoming more dementia friendly. It includes extensive resources focused on using museums, arts and culture to support people with dementia.

The Department for Culture has highlighted specific areas where research into the impact of culture is required.

The Arts Council’s new corporate plan includes a number of changes to increase support for socially engaged arts practice and a specific change to the Creative People and Places programme to incorporate arts and health activity.

The House of Commons Culture Select Committee has heard its first evidence on the impact of culture and sport on people’s lives.