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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.

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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.

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Aesop Marketplace

New Aesop Marketplace website connects health decision-makers with arts in health programmes

Aesop Marketplace is like an online dating site. It matches health decision-makers with relevant arts in health programmes in an attractive and time-efficient way.

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The town that's found a potent cure for illness: community

Frome in Somerset has seen a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. (via The Guardian)

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Evidence

A Choir in Every Care Home - the report

The report '€œLIVE MUSIC IN CARE'€ '€“ which was published during the week of 12 November 2018 at the National Care Forum and Care England conferences.

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Opportunities

Self-care for Creative Practitioners

Many practitioners involved in delivering creative activities for others forget to find the time and techniques to look after themselves. This workshop will introduce approaches to self-care and provide opportunities to share ideas so that you can continue to support yourself and others effectively. 27th June 2019.

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