The New Creative Rural Economies

The report outlines how the rural cultural strategy and creative rural economy initiatives were initially developed as a response to two major economic shocks and related rural crises, provoked first in 2001 by the Foot and Mouth (FMD) epidemic, which cost the country c. £8 billion in compensation and lost tourism revenue. And later, in … More

Rural Cinema Pilot Scheme

Our three-year rural cinema pilot scheme ran until 2013 and focused on Shropshire, Wiltshire and the Test Valley, and North Yorkshire. A nationwide consultation told us that these areas had the least access to cinema experiences.

Beyond the Multiplex

Audiences for Specialised Film in English Regions Beyond the Multiplex is a three year project that seeks to understand how to enable a wider range of audiences to participate in a more diverse film culture. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project is driven by fundamental belief in the cultural value of … More

Summary of latest statistics – immigration

1. How many people come to the UK each year? There were 129.9 million passenger arrivals in 2016, including returning residents: a record number and an increase of 6.5 million on 2015. This increase was mainly accounted for by 3.6 million more arrivals by British, and 2.0 million by other EEA and Swiss nationals (+5% … More

Mental health facts and statistics

How common are mental health problems? Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

Mental illness in the news and the information media

The mass media is influential in shaping people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. Clarifying the way in which the media informs and misinforms the public in an area like mental illness is particularly important, because community understanding of mental disorders is less than optimal and stigma and discrimination are not uncommon.

Severe and Multiple Disadvantage Research Project

This study breaks new ground in developing an understanding of the specific severe and multiple disadvantage needs of a population where there is already a strong evidence base around some inequalities, but where few studies have drawn this evidence together in order to paint a picture of complex needs.