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A joint project between the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund is exploring the current pressures facing care services and the impact of these on the health and wellbeing of the people who use them.

Arts Council England has produced a short film to make the case for arts and culture in England.

The 60 second film is designed to be shared and promoted via social media and sent to policy-makers and politicians.

The latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics in its measurement of people’s subjective wellbeing shows increased reporting of happiness and reductions in reports of anxiety.

Public Health England has published a series of resources to help local authorities address health inequalities.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued new guidance for delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes.

LAHF is celebrating three milestones achieved over the past few weeks.

Beyond health and well-being: transformation, memory and the virtual in older people’s music and dance is a new paper in the International Journal of Ageing and Later Life which evaluates the impact of arts participation on generating a

Aberdeenshire Council Arts Development in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland has published a hands on guide to activities for carers and people with early to middle stage dementia written in a recipe format, with an activity for every

Public Health England has published new guidance for commissioners looking to develop activities to support people recovering from addiction and alcohol abuse.

Two papers have been published recently exploring the health impacts of singing on individuals and communities.

The Department of Health and NHS England has announced a new £650,000 innovation prize to accelerate the development and scaling of digital tools that improve mental health outcomes.

The Global AgeWatch Index, an annual analysis of life for older people around the world, has identified social isolation as the key barrier to wellbeing for older people in the UK.

The Department for Culture is running a consultation on the future of its quarterly Taking Part survey which analyses the level of cultural engagement in the country.

Labour’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Luciana Berger as Shadow Minister for Mental Health.

Councils will lose £3bn under proposed changes in planning legislation which will dramatically affect cultural provision.