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The voluntary and community sector has made significant contributions to health and wellbeing, often reaching areas and communities that have been difficult to reach by mainstream health and social care providers. One East Midlands aims to keep the voluntary and community sector informed about these changes and where possible contribute to policy and strategy development.

PHE Public Health Observatories Health Profiles updated

The new 2015 pdf health profiles have been published and the interactive tool has also been updated. 

Analysis of health and educational benefits of sport and culture

This report further develops the evidence base around the social and wellbeing value of culture and sport. By better understanding the social impact and value of these sectors, it is hoped that it will help others to make the case at the local level for both the wider benefits of culture and sport and the potential of sports and culture based interventions to achieve wider social outcomes e.g. health and wellbeing improvements.

Funding for peer support projects in 9 pilot areas (including Northamptonsshire)

MIND plan to make 45 grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to organisations that want to offer peer-led peer support to more people, and work with us to build an evidence base for the effectiveness of peer support.

How do you engage men with long-term conditions in self-management programmes?

The answer to this can be found in the Men’s Health Forum's latest 'How To…" guide.

Children and young people's rights in the NHS constitution

The Council for Disabled Children and National Children’s Bureau have published information on what every child and young person should expect from health services in England.

2015 Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards - success for East Midlands and East of England organisations

Congratulations to Action for Asperger's  and the STOP Suicide campaign a joint project between Mind in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Fenland Mind, and Lifecraft (Cambridge) for their success at the Mental Health Providers Forum (MHPF) Awards.

Pink Ribbon Foundation Invites UK Applications

Each year, the Pink Ribbon Foundation invites charities registered in the UK who are concerned with breast cancer to apply for funding from the money it has raised throughout the year. Grants of up to £5,000 can be used to help with revenue, capital, or project costs.

Health Literacy Group seminar 'Health Literacy - Making it Everybody's Business' – London 25th June 2015

The Health Literacy Group is holding a seminar entitled 'Health Literacy - Making it Everybody's Business' on 25th June at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London.

Delivering on dementia: New Models of Care National Conference – London 9 July 2015

Join Alzheimer's Society at the first major national conference on dementia following the general election, to hear from leading national and international speakers from health, social care and housing and find out more about what works in dementia care and support.

Deaf Diabetes UK 2nd Conference - Manchester 15 May 2015

The Conference on Friday 15 May 2015 at Manchester Deaf Centre is offering an excellent opportunity for both deaf people and Professionals to meet face to face, share information and concerns.


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