Arts can help ageing and loneliness, says Hancock

Person-centred social prescribing can help tackle ageing, loneliness, mental health, and other long-term conditions, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock is expected to say today (Tuesday 6 November). In his speech at the second national annual conference on social prescription – Social prescribing: coming of age – at the King’s…

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Deven Pamben has more than 15 years’ experience as a journalist, working on newspapers, trade magazines and online publications. A Criminology graduate, Deven worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary before becoming a journalist. He began his journalism career at a local newspaper in Hertfordshire before moving into trade magazines in permanent roles or as a freelancer. Titles he has reported and edited on include Law Society Gazette, Harpers Wine and Spirit, and Health Club Management. Deven has also written travel features for the Sunday People, and spent two years working in Beijing for the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China.