UK Care

Why January is the Perfect Opportunity for a Vital Conversation

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

This year more and more will be typing terms into Google such as 'care home', 'nursing home' and 'retirement living'. We know that this spike following the festive period is no coincidence.

Things to Consider Before Bringing a Pet Home

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Gabrielle Leimon

Christmas is now officially just around the corner. As we roll through into December it's important to remind people of the troubles of giving animals as gifts. Every year people give animals, typically kittens and puppies, as gifts to their loved ones...

South Sudan - Children Swim in the Fetid Water as They Have Nowhere Else to Play

Barbara Jackson | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Barbara Jackson

I am very proud of CARE's work in Bentiu, but it is not enough. We need to do so much more - it is our obligation, our commitment, and it is the right of the people of South Sudan to receive our and other support at this critical time.

Paving the Way for a Good Life With Dementia

Dr Nori Graham | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nori Graham

Too often I meet people who have been too afraid to seek medical advice because they fear the diagnosis of dementia. We must reinforce the reality that people can live a good life with dementia, so that people may receive a timely diagnosis without the fear of being stigmatised.

But What About the Men?

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

Hanlon explains that thinking about how men provide and access love, care and solidarity as separate from inequalities in social, political and economic life allows us to see both the inequalities that men experience and how men contribute to inequality by avoiding caring.

Survivor Stigma

Caroline Murphy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Murphy

Experiences of sexual violence are many and varied, so rather than speaking 'for' survivors, I speak as one. I share my experience in the hope that some of the stigma will be broken down & that others might feel safe sharing their stories too.

Welcome to the World of Tomorrow - You Decide

Mik Scarlet | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Recently the press and media have focused on the myriad of issues that are of particular interest and concern to disabled people in the UK.

Mother And Care-Order Son Missing

PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Police are hunting for a woman and her young son who went missing after social services attempted to take the toddler into care. Michelle Kelly and...

Condemning The Victims Of Abuse

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Bob Morgan

The accused man was found guilty, so in terms of the law the matter is clear - the man's act was unlawful. What matters here is the implied moral judgement about the girl. He was not sent to prison and we know that these types of victims often do not get the justice they deserve.

Reflecting on the Bonn Climate Talks: A Letter to my Son

Kit Vaughan | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Tech
Kit Vaughan

You see, Alfred, as the earth warms, the global climate system is spiraling out of control, becoming less stable and increasingly unpredictable. The world's weather is becoming increasingly erratic. In short, the very basis of our societies - a stable and predictable climate - is now rapidly changing beyond our control.

The Queen's Speech and Its Hidden Impact on Children

Matthew Reed | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Reed

If you'd listened to the Queen's Speech, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the government's agenda for the next year isn't going to have a big impact on children. But changes to immigration, anti-social behaviour measures and the care system will all make a real difference - both positive and negative - to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK

Small Scale, Big Impact: How to Improve Nutrition Through Small Scale Agriculture

Larissa Pelham | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK
Larissa Pelham

Small scale farming in Africa and Asia - that is, farming small plots of land of up to two hectares and typically much less - provides 80% of the food for the market places and households across these continents. And women produce 60-80% of the food in developing countries.

Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers Face Care 'Lottery'

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers are facing a care "lottery", a charity has warned, after a damning report found that as many as 60% of patients are ...

Children Abandoned and Betrayed by the Church and State

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

How could virtually a whole society divest themselves of their moral responsibility for some of their most vulnerable citizens by handing over thousands of women and children to the Catholic Church to be kept in servitude in the Magdalene laundries? As we now know this happened in Ireland.

Listen to the HAPPI2 Report: There Is Another Way to Address the Housing Shortage

Nick Sanderson | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Sanderson

The UK is facing an increasing housing shortage, and one which needs to be urgently addressed.

Care Cap Is an Immoral Scandal

John Higginson | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
John Higginson

Modern science really is a miracle. In the last 100 years life expectancy has almost doubled from 42 at the turn of the century to 77 now for men and 82 for women. But with this extra life has come a problem.

There Is No Quick Fix but There Are Innovative Ways to Improve the Lives of People With Dementia and Their Carers

Ben Atkinson-Willes | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Atkinson-Willes

Dementia care has dominated the news agenda in recent weeks with talk of an oncoming 'dementia crisis'. Debates are ongoing around how to deliver the best standards of care to the growing numbers of people living with dementia.

What Do You Want for Your Future?

Mike Biddle | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Biddle

We did a survey recently and three quarters of the people we asked wanted an alternative to a care home if they become dependent in older age. We believe this means there is a need for innovative thinking to revolutionise long-term care, including how it is delivered and what it should look like.

We All Need Help Finding Good Care

Andrea Sutcliffe | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK
Andrea Sutcliffe

I am confident that Find Me Good Care will also be helpful for people who provide services, because they will have feedback from their customers. That feedback will help Find Me Good Care to play its part in improving care and support services.

Battling Dry Winter Skin? Watch Out for Those Everyday Comforts...

Steve Riley | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Riley

The winter is approaching folks and along with fending off the winter lurgies, the battle against dry and itchy skin begins for many of us. During the winter, the temperature drops, air is less humid and the wind whips up. All this strips our skin of its natural oils and causes a loss of moisture which can lead to itchy, inflamed, dry and irritated skin.

What Are You Putting on Your Summer Skin?

Steve Riley | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Riley

We are well into the typical British summer, complete with glorious rain and the odd bout of sunshine. Whether you're planning on making the most of it at home or jetting off to sunnier climes, it is vital you think about your summer skin and how to protect it from the sun.

Ending the Roulette Wheel of Care

Chris Skidmore | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Skidmore

It is entirely possible that this will be the first government in modern history to leave a simpler, fairer and more straightforward care system than the one it inherited from its predecessor.

We Must Better Protect Children in Care

Tom Rahilly | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Tom Rahilly

For now the spotlight is focused on this issue, but before it moves on we mustn't miss the opportunity to transform our wider support for children and young people in care, ensuring that we protect all vulnerable children.

Who Cares?

Dave Clements | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Dave Clements

Is there a crisis of compassion in health and social care? If the shocking scenes featured in Panorama's Undercover: Elderly Care are anything to go by, the answer is surely yes.

Care Homes 'Failing Children'

PA | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

An independent investigation is needed into England's children's homes which are failing to manage and protect youngsters who run away or go missing, ...