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London Voluntary Service Council is compiling a map of social prescribing in London. Examples of social prescribing are invited for inclusion.

From 27 January, all new applications for Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme will be processed through a new online portal.

An alliance of London health commissioners has published Better Health for London: One Year On analysing progress on linking health and social care in London.

Creative and Credible is a new resource to support evaluation activity across the arts and health sector, guiding people through arts and health evaluation, answering questions such as: ‘What is evaluation?’ and ‘How will evaluation ben

The Department of Health has produced new guidance for people working in the care sector to help people achieve control over their own care.

The King’s Fund has produced an analysis of the state of mental health funding which shows the pressure the system is under.

The Alzheimer’s Society has published new guidance to help arts venues to make their facilities and services more accommodating for people affected by dementia.

The Department for Culture is currently inviting suggestions and submissions as it develops a new policy approach to culture.

A new report has explored the connection between cultural participation and wellbeing. Based on the DCMS Taking Part research, the report shows a link between frequent dancing, drama and crafts activity and greater happiness.

The Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music is exploring the mental wellbeing of pregnant women and new mothers, and whether creative activities such as the arts can make a difference.

The Local Government Association has issued an urgent call for an investment of £2bn to help transform the health and care system towards preventing ill health rather than waiting to fix problems only after they occur.

New figures from the King’s Fund show that cuts in local authority social care budgets are adversely affecting health services. 88 per cent of NHS acute trusts are forecasting a deficit at the end of this financial year.

The Irish Arts Council and Health Service are working together to prepare a formal framework to support the development of arts and health practice in Ireland.

The Office for National Statistics has published new figures on children’s mental health which show that while three quarters of children rated their happiness as high or very high, 1 in 8 children aged 10 to 15 reported symptoms of men

A group of international organisations have joined forces to mark November as Arts and Health Month.