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Following the report of the AHRC Cultural Value Project earlier this year, King’s College London is undertaking a scoping project to explore how research into the impact of culture on society might best be supported in the future.

Three leading health charities have warned of a potential £1.9 billion adult social care funding gap caused by local authority cuts and rising demand.

Community dance organisation People Dancing has published a survey providing a snapshot of current practice in older people’s dance.

The results of Arts Development UK’s annual survey of local authority spending on the arts shows a projects fall of £26m (13%) in the current year as opposed to 2015/16.

A coalition of charities and educational organisations has launched a strategy with a number of recommendations designed to get every child leaving primary school to read well by 2025.

The Alzheimer’s Society has called on local authorities to increase provision of personal-care budgets (which can be used for cultural and social activities) for people with dementia.

The Wellcome Trust has unveiled a new programme of funding for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research.

Next year will see the sixth annual festival of arts and health Creativity and Wellbeing Week. The week will take place from 12th-18th June with events in London and further afield.

New guidance has been developed to provide the arts sector advice on the payment of artists for exhibition in publicly-funded galleries.

Ground-breaking projects have evaluated the impacts of group drumming for the wellbeing of people affected by mental health issues, the value of community singing for people affected by cancer, and musical activities in addressing post-

The new Shadow Culture Secretary, Tom Watson, has launched an enquiry designed to support increased devolution of decisions about culture.

London Councils, the body which represents all of London’s boroughs, has issued a call to Government asking for greater emphasis on prevention and increased investment in social care.

More than a quarter (28%) of the British public is unable to correctly identify any potentially modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, according to new findings from the British Social Attitudes survey, commissioned by Public H

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Department of Defense have announced a $1.928million expansion of their partnership programme offering arts focused support to military members, veterans, and their families.

The Department of Health has launched a listening programme to capture the views and experiences of people with dementia and their carers in order to try to assess what difference its work to tackle dementia is having and where further