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New research by Age UK has revealed that 550,000 men over the age of 65 in England are lonely. The charity has called for more tailored offers to be created for older men to participate socially.

A new report investigating the nature of arts funding has called for a shift in funding, language and focus from “Great Art for Everyone” to “Great Arts by, for and with Everyone”.

Following the EU referendum last week, a number of industry bodies have offered advice and responses to support arts organisations and artists dealing with the aftermath of the vote to leave the EU.

As part of an Inquiry into the role of the arts in health and social care, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is seeking examples of the arts and culture influencing health and wellbeing outcomes.

The fifth Creativity and Wellbeing festival was the biggest and best yet with over 200 events and thousands of participants.

Every year we survey our subscribers to get your views on the newsletter, on LAHF’s work and also on the general state of arts and health.

The Wellcome Trust has given the Science Museum £10m for its new Medicine Galleries which are due to be completed in 2019.

The Government is planning a new strategy for carers that sets out how more can be done to support them.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that Londoners have lower personal wellbeing and feel less positively about their communities than people from the rest of the UK.

Public Health England has published its strategic plan for the next four years focusing on reducing health inequalities.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has launched an inquiry into the ways in which arts organisations can be better supported to play a stronger role in their communities and nationally.

An independent report on the benefits of gardens and gardening on health has identified the important place gardening interventions have in the wider health and care system with a focus on four specific areas: social prescribing; commun

Sport England has widened its remit to include dance with funding available to support dance activities which encourage people to become more physically active.

The Department of Health has published a review of the challenges facing voluntary and community organisations working to support people’s health and wellbeing.

The annual festival of arts and health, Creativity and Wellbeing is next week. Hundreds of events showcasing different connections between culture and health are on offer.