Latest resources

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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Kings Fund commentary and analysis on the NHS long-term plan

The NHS long-term plan sets out the key ambitions for the service over the next 10 years. But what opportunities and challenges does this present?

Treasury of Activities for Older People

This compilation from the Baring Foundation by Liz Postlethwaite (Small Things and the Storybox Project) contains 50 activities created specifically with older people in mind, as well as tips for working with older groups for the first time.

RSPH SIG Research Corner January 2019

Each month the Arts in Health Special Interest Group at the RSPH curates a short collection of recent peer-reviewed papers that may be useful for practitioners and researchers working in this area. Where possible we try to link to open-source papers that anyone can read, without needing university access.

 

New model for how singing impacts on people affected by cancer

New music for dementia website

Music for Dementia 2020 has been designed as a hub for information about the impact of music for people living with dementia. It details the benefits, outlines different musical activities available and gives clear advice on how to make music a part of daily life for people living with dementia.

Visit the site

RSPH SIG Research Corner December 2018

Each month the Arts in Health Special Interest Group at the RSPH curates a short collection of recent peer-reviewed papers that may be useful for practitioners and researchers working in this area. Where possible we try to link to open-source papers that anyone can read, without needing university access.

People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

Access the programmes here

People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

Access the programmes here

Sounding Out toolkit for music with deaf children

This is the first of a series of online resources being developed by Creative Futures. Sounding Out is a comprehensive resource to support music leaders and school teachers who work with deaf children, and draws on experiences and learning from across a 3-year programme in specialist schools for deaf children funded by Youth Music.

Sustaining Great Art and Culture, Julie's Bicycle/ACE environmental report

Julie’s Bicycle and Arts Council England have released Sustaining Great Art and Culture, Arts Council England's Environmental Report 2017/18.

Julie’s Bicycle has been working in partnership with Arts Council England since 2012 to inspire environmental action across the arts and culture sector, with a focus on the National Portfolio Organisations.

Art and Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health

The US Department for Arts and Culture has produced this guide for artists, creative organizers, healthcare providers, educators, funders, policy-makers, and communities responding to threats to wellbeing.

A Society of Readers

The new Demos report (commissioned by The Reading Agency) describes the evidence that reading can help to combat loneliness, and acts as a tool to protect future generations from the loneliness epidemic. The report recommends greater government investment in reading.

The Executive Summary is attached here.

Research report recommends music in care

A new national report from Live Music Now and the University of Winchester recommends suggests that live music is 'essential' to all UK care homes. The report presents evidence on the benefits of music to people living and working in care, and provides practical guidance about how music can be introduced affordably and sustainably.

Making Common Cause

Voluntary Arts has published a series of essays and podcasts called "Making Common Cause", exploring the possibilities of 'cultural commoning' - the cooperative pooling of cultural and creative resources.

Read more

RSPH SIG Research Corner November 2018

Each month the Arts in Health Special Interest Group at the RSPH curates a short collection of recent peer-reviewed papers that may be useful for practitioners and researchers working in this area. Where possible we try to link to open-source papers that anyone can read, without needing university access.

Creative arts support mental health in child refugees

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