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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ACE self-evaluation toolkit

Arts Council England have launched a self-evaluation toolkit for people, companies and partnerships in the arts, cultural and creative sectors.

Navigating the health landscape in England: A guide for the voluntary sector working with offenders

This resource provides an overview of the health commissioning landscape, explaining the roles of organisations with direct commissioning responsibilities as well as key organisations in a commissioning support role.

Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Edited by Veronica Baxter and Katharine Low, Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing is the first volume in the field to address the role that theatre, drama and performance have in relation to promoting, developing and sustaining health and wellbeing in diverse communities.

Arts in Health: Designing and researching interventions

A new book by Daisy Fancourt, published by Oxford University Press, that provides an overview of how to go about undertaking research and practice in the field of arts in health.

Report and video from Singing for Better Breathing

This new report and video from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health sets out the findings from the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project.

New, dementia-friendly House of Memories website

National Museums Liverpool have launched a new, dementia-friendly, House of Memories website. House of Memories is National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning dementia awareness programme which offers training, access to resources, and museum-based activities to enable carers to provide person-centred care for people living with dementia.

Arts, Culture and Innovation in Criminal Justice settings

A new National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance guide for commissioners, covering ideas, impacts and resource allocation.

Read more or download the attached guide

Personal perspectives on urban health and wellbeing

A new Guy’s and St Thomas' charity report (attached) 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.

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.

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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.

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