Published: 17/11/2005 Volume 115 No. 5982 Page 15

Health secretary Patricia Hewitt admired the arts and crafts on display when she paid a visit to the Charlie Ratchford resource centre for older people in Camden, north London.

Ms Hewitt used the occasion to announce that 19 councils - among them Camden - will share in funding for the twoyear£60m partnership for older people (POPP) initiative, designed to keep older people healthy and active.