Latest resources

In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.

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Personal perspectives on urban health and wellbeing

A new Guy’s and St Thomas' charity report combines data, expert opinion and lived experience to look at the complex interaction between the assets and risks of urban environment, diversity and deprivation, and their impact on health.

As well as reinforcing the role of the wider determinants of health, it highlights resilience as a key difference between surviving and thriving.

Project Art Works project report

The report includes recommendations for developing meaningful, personalised arts provision for young people/adults with complex needs, families and support workers.

Parkinson's UK Creative Writing Toolkit

Express yourself: Your creative writing toolkit includes tips, resources and advice from people with Parkinson's to help develop your skills, explore new styles of writing, understand the publishing industry and market your work.

"Making Sense of Dance" toolkit

This resource (attached) is intended to support anyone who wants to lead or take part in a movement session, and results from an ongoing collaboration between Sense and Studio Wayne McGregor.

UK Civil Society Almanac

The 16th edition of the UK Civil Society Almanac – produced by the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) – collects data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector.

Caring to Change: How compassionate leadership can stimulate innovation in health care

A King's Fund report discussing the need for compassionate leadership in creating a culture of improvement and radical innovation across health care.



Talking about Arts in Health

A white paper from the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine addressing the language used to describe the discipline from a higher education perspective.

ACE Arts and Communities Programme report

The report (attached) showcases activities delivered through the Arts and Communities programme and considers what can be learnt from the variety of approaches.

Artists Residencies in Care Homes Programme Report

The final report from Magic Me’s programme of Artists Residencies in Care Homes, in partnership with care home provider Anchor and  performing arts companies including Punchdrunk Enrichment and Upswing.

The report is attached.

Read more, and listen to a podcast from the report launch.

Wellbeing Inequalities Report 2017

"Measuring wellbeing inequalities in Britain" is a publication of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing – an independent organisation set up to produce robust, relevant and accessible evidence on wellbeing.

Key findings:

The role of public online forums in mental health

A new King's Fund report (attached) investigates the large amounts of mental health related discussion taking place on public online forums, and explores the potential for the use of computational techniques to provide robust, actionable insight from these conversations.

Events checklist: Disability and access

A Voluntary Arts briefing (attached) created with the support of Euan's Guide (the disability access review website and app), and including information on different disability and access requirements, and practical guidance on how to remove barriers and provide additional support.

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Social prescribing: London mapping, and UK network

The London Voluntary Service Council has published outcomes and learning (attached) from a project to map social prescribing activities in London as part of relating to the Five Year Forward View.

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Toolkit: Commissioning for the Arts Sector in Sussex

A new toolkit from Creative Future, summarising all commissioning information for the region and explaining the commissioning process.


Rhythmix 'Music in Mind' programme evaluation

An independent evaluation (attached) of Music in Mind, a Rhythmix programme supporting children and young people with mental health problems. The evalution was conducted by Dr Alison Daubney and Gregory Daubney MSc, covering the period 2013 to 2015 and services across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

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