Heritage, Health & Wellbeing

The Heritage Alliance has published its latest report on Heritage, Health and Wellbeing.

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Our latest report ‘Heritage, Health and Wellbeing‘ explores the positive impact heritage can have on individual and community wellbeing. While the case for arts and culture supporting wellbeing is well developed, there is comparatively less understanding of the power of heritage to help people to “feel good”.

In the style of our 2019 Creative Industries report, our Heritage, Health and Wellbeing report examines the existing work in this space, before showcasing more than 30 case studies. These case studies cover the breadth of the work in our sector, from yoga in a historic house to a group of disabled adults empowered to put on a club night at Alexandra Palace. We consider these case studies, and the sector’s experiences more widely, to make recommendations to the heritage sector, the health sector, and to government.

As COVID-19 has turned traditional business models on their head, and individuals are more focused on their wellbeing than ever before, this report comes at a timely moment. We suggest that by expanding their offer into supporting wellbeing, heritage organisations can weather this storm and be sustainable into the future.

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