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This week is Music Therapy Week which this year is focusing on the role music therapy has to play in supporting people with dementia and those who care for them.

Following the election, Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £30m cut for the DCMS this year.

Arts Council England has announced a new set of funding schemes to support major events outside London and also large capital projects.

Age UK has published research looking at the failure of hospitals to connect with social care services in managing the discharge of older people from hospital.

The Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association has published a survey which shows increasing cuts to culture and leisure services.

MP Sarah Wollaston (who is a Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing) has been re-elected as the Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee for Health.

The National Audit Office has reported on the first phase of the implementation of the Care Act which was designed to increase flexibility for older people needing social care.

The dust is settling on Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2015 and plans are already developing for next year.

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Mike White died earlier this month. Mike was a key figure in developing, shaping and leading the field of arts in health over several decades.