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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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Progress in Measuring National Wellbeing

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published three articles reporting progress in the Measuring National Wellbeing programme: Where we live; Health; and Subjective Wellbeing. An additional article sets out the domains and measures which the ONS now plans to use for assessing wellbeing.

National framework to improve mental health and wellbeing published

The government has published the mental health implementation framework, which sets out what organisations can do to support the objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health.

Arts Quarter Launches Report on Increasing Individual Giving to the Arts

Increasing Individual Giving to the Arts: Evidence, Aspirations and Potential Barriers to Success draws together the findings from two of AQ's research projects.

Big Squeeze 2012: surviving not thriving

LVSC's fourth Big Squeeze survey provides an annual snapshot of how the voluntary and community sector in London is responding to the recession and public spending cuts. This year's survey found 41% of respondents had closed services in 2011-12.

How to measure for improving outcomes: a guide for commissioners

Under the Health and Social Care Act, the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be accountable for improving health and treatment outcomes in the NHS.

The King’s Fund has produced two slide sets to help CCGs make the best use of measurement to support them to commission for improved outcomes.

Achieving high-quality care for people with complex needs

Age-related chronic conditions absorb the largest, and growing, share of health care budgets. To address this, strategies of care co-ordination are needed to promote more cost-effective care through streamlining services.

Personal health budget pilots: fifth interim evaluation report

The fifth interim independent evaluation report on the personal health budget pilot programme has been published by the personal health budgets evaluation (PHBE) team.


"Overload" is part of Hearts and Minds, Age Exchange’s three year creative arts and reminiscence programme for people who use mental health services in South London.

Short and Longer Term Effects of Musical Intervention in Severe Alzheimer's Disease

This study examined short and longer term effects of musical and cooking interventions on emotional wellbeing of severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients.

Energising Culture

The first in a two-part guide on future energy strategies for cultural buildings, published by Julie’s Bicycle in partnership with The Theatres Trust and Arts Council England.

New Website for European Reminiscence Network project

Remembering Together: Reminiscence Training for people with dementia and their family carers” (RTRT) involved partners in 10 EU countries. The emphasis over the two years of the project was to develop creative reminiscence work involving different participatory art forms with people with dementia and their family carers.

First Taste Resources

First Taste is a small arts educational charity that promotes arts educational and stimulative activities for frail older people in nursing and residential care homes and day care centres principally, but not exclusively, in the Derbyshire Dales.

The role of the third sector in delivering social care – Scoping Review

This review was commissioned by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research. Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have played an important part in delivering social care services for a considerable time. This role has been changing over time due to the personalisation agenda and greater integration of health and social care services.

Impact of economic downturn and policy changes on health inequalities in London report

University College London Institute of Health Equity has published 'The impact of the economic downturn and policy changes on health inequalities in London’ which was commissioned by the London Health Inequalities Network. The report focuses on the employment, income and housing impacts of the recent government policy changes.

New Study Assesses Mental Health of Medical Students

In this study conducted by Rael D. Strous of the Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center at Tel Aviv University in Israel, the mental health of medical students was assessed using self-reports.