Surveys and consultations

Civil Society Consultation

The Government has launched a consultation on civil society to find out how it can better support communities, charities and business to improve the lives of everyone in society. The consultation is inviting ideas on how Government can work with organisations to improve communities, build stronger public services and support individuals.

Integrated Communities Consultation

The Government has published proposals for legislation to improve community integration which includes advocating the role of culture in community wellbeing. It is running a consultation to seek people’s views on the best way to generate community cohesion.

The draft strategy references the role the Creative People and Places programme has had on community cohesion and improving wellbeing. The consultation runs until 5 June 2018.

Public satisfaction with the NHS

Newly released annual polling figures have shown a sharp decline in public satisfaction with the performance of the NHS.

The annual polling shows that people still support the NHS and its principles but there has been a significant drop of 6% over the past year in the number of people reporting that they are satisfied with the NHS. Detailed analysis of the figures by the King’s Fund demonstrates that staffing and Government policy were at the heart of people’s concerns.

Live Music Consultation

The Culture Select Committee is running a public consultation on the economic, cultural and social benefits of live music.

The inquiry will look into ticket touting and the decline in grassroots music venues as well as the impact of live music on community wellbeing.

Consultation on young people’s mental health

The Government has launched a public consultation on its proposals to support children and young people’s mental health.

The consultation on the Green Paper is open until 2 March 2018.

https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-consultation/

HLF Consultation

The Heritage Lottery Fund has opened a consultation on its funding strategy and priorities over the next five years.

The consultation, which is open until 22 March 2018, will set new strategic priorities for the organisation and will test ideas about how to involve the public more in its decision making.

https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/we-want-hear-you-hlfs-future-direction-and-funding

Arts Council strategic review

Arts Council England is inviting suggestions and ideas for what to include in its next ten year strategy.

The public consultation was announced in mid-January and will run through the spring with a draft framework published this autumn and a final strategy announced in 2019.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/next-ten-years-start-here

Government Committee investigating arts impact on health and society

The House of Commons Select Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is inviting submissions for an inquiry investigating the social impact of the arts. The inquiry will investigate the ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact on health, community and education.

Improved wellbeing key reason for participation in creative activity

Voluntary Arts annual survey has found a strong emphasis on mental health as a reason given by participants for taking part in creative activities.

Clinks health and wellbeing survey – deadline 20 October 2017

Clinks is seeking the views of voluntary sector organisations working with people in contact with criminal justice and/or their families. The survey will be used to advocate for the needs of people in the criminal justice with the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England.

Complete the Clinks health and care survey here

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