On 27th September 2019 we met to explore Arts and Health and Arts on Prescription* with a focus on Gloucestershire’s delivery. We shared experiences from a number of different arts and health providers from the perspectives of practice and evidence.
We wanted to bring artists and organisations together to share experiences with a focus on high quality practice and evidence.
Public Health England have recently published a report called Health matters: health and work
The summary states that being in good work is better for your health than being out of work. You can read the full report here.
We wanted to draw your attention to one of the case studies in the report which focuses on GEM - a Gloucestershire partnership of community organisations who aim to engage and support individuals who are facing multiple barriers to employment.
The Rural Services Partnership (RSP) is a national champion for rural services in England. The RSP works for the benefit of all rural sectors through a membership organisation which lobbies and advocates on behalf of rural service providers. The RSP lobbies for a fair deal for rural communities to maintain and enhance their social and economic wellbeing and viability
This report covers activity undertaken by nine leading UK arts centres during 2016/17, and is intended to provide a snapshot of the artistic, social and economic contribution and impact the arts centre sector is making.
How we help each other matters. Some help - what we call ‘good help’ - supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action. Other help - which we call ‘bad help’ - does the opposite, undermining people's confidence, sense of purpose and independence.
In this publication we aim to make a practical contribution. We have drawn on a well-established evidence base and worked with practitioners to understand how ‘good help’ is applied in practice. We outline the key drivers of action and list seven key characteristics of ‘good help’.
Developing the next generation of charity leaders.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) launched the Growing Giving campaign in order to secure the future of the charity sector and from the very start we realised it was vital to get young people to engage with charities – through volunteering, raising and donating funds, and in leadership positions such as serving as trustees of a charity.