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ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital - Altro digicladTM in the new Children's Unit

ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital - Altro digicladTM in the new Children's Unit

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AHSW Annual Conference 2017

24th Nov in Bristol: A packed programme of keynotes, workshops and performance. Practical insights into what's happening with Social Prescribing and arts and health work across the South West. 

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Art 'doesn't need to be useful', report advises self-evaluating organisations

A new resource aims to guide arts organisations through self-assessment, whether they have chosen to do it or been asked to do so by a funder.

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Evidence

Longitudinal research into wellbeing

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

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Music Care Training Course

A three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding 

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Felt making with a group

Melanie Gale
Alzheimer's Society
Peer support group facilitator

I am keen to meet others who, like me are looking to make small changes to make our community more dementia friendly and arts to be easier to access for ...

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