Cultural Playing Field

Contributing to well-being through culture by Robin Simpson
March 11, 2013, 6:08 pm
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On Monday I was at Local Government House in London to take part in a roundtable meeting on ‘Contributing to well-being through culture’ organised by CLOA (the Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association). A small group of representatives of national organisations explored the contribution that culture makes towards public health outcomes. We discussed the key contributions culture makes towards creating healthier, stronger and happier communities, looked at what more cultural organisations could do to contribute to improved health and well-being in their locality and considered how cultural sector professionals could better position themselves to demonstrate the contribution and influence health and social care commissioners. In particular we focussed on how local authority cultural services could engage with Health & Wellbeing Boards. CLOA is planning to co-ordinate a framework of support and information around these issues.

Robin Simpson.

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