Surveys and consultations

APPG Inquiry - call for examples

As part of an Inquiry into the role of the arts in health and social care, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is seeking examples of the arts and culture influencing health and wellbeing outcomes. The APPG is interested in examples of practice from the past decade, where there is reasonably reliable evidence of outcomes or evidence that a pilot or new approach has promise. Submissions are invited of up to 1,000 words, arranged according to headings outlined in the guidance.

Annual survey

Every year we survey our subscribers to get your views on the newsletter, on LAHF’s work and also on the general state of arts and health. This is a really important tool for us in responding to feedback and in campaigning on behalf of those working in the field. The survey does just take 10-15 minutes to complete and we would be very grateful if you can spare the time to let us you’re your views. Complete the survey here.

Government survey of carers needs

The Government is planning a new strategy for carers that sets out how more can be done to support them. In order to develop this views are being sought from carers, people being cared for, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.

The closing date for the survey is 31 July 2016.

Call for evidence on music and singing

The What Works Wellbeing Centre has issued a call for evaluation reports of the impact of music and singing on the wellbeing of adults. The evidence call is open to “grey literature” which has not been formally published in books or journals.

Government data shows inequality of arts engagement

New longitudinal research from the Government’s Taking Part survey of cultural participation shows that people from the most deprived areas are less likely to engage with the arts and heritage. Disabled people and people with health conditions were also much less likely to participate in cultural activity.

The research shows a mixed picture of cultural engagement with most people engaging in some cultural activity but the most consistent participants being from more wealthy communities.

Public opinion shows overwhelming support for sport on prescription

A new survey has shown 85% of people think GPs and pharmacists should be signposting people to physical activity programmes to support their mental health.

The survey, commissioned by mental health charity Mind and the Sport and Recreation Alliance also revealed that 80% of people thought there was a correlation between physical activity and mental wellbeing.

European Survey for Arts and Social Care Educators

MOMU is seeking your input in a questionnaire as part of a European wide project examining multi-professional work in Art and Social Work (MOMU).

The main objective of MOMU (Moving towards Multiprofessional Work  in Art and Social Work) is to define and develop new multiprofessional working skills and environments for professionals in art and social work. 

MOMU is a three-year European Collaborative Project funded by Erasmus+.
The project consortium consists of four higher education institutions:

Arts Council England call for your response to their new proposals

ACE is asking its stakeholders to respond to proposals for arts and culture from 2018.

ACE are keen to hear from people across and beyond the arts and culture sector. Please visit their conversation website, where you can read and respond to the proposals.

New report reveals limitations of disability access to UK venues and festivals

More than half of 280 venues and festivals surveyed between April 2013 and March 2015 provide either poor or no access information on their websites.

A 'State of Access' report by Attitude is Everything has found that a third of live music events provide no access information, and only a quarter provide information sufficient for the disabled music fans.

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King's Fund quarterly report reveals deepening financial crisis and worsening care

Survey responses from 83 NHS Trusts forecast a deficit of around £2.3 billion by the end of the year. The latest quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund suggests that the Department of Health risks breach parliamentary protocol by overspending its budget.

For the first time since the survey began in 2011, more than half of trust finance directors said that quality of care in their local area had worsened in the past year.

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