Blogs

Innovation in education for work: La Bastilla Technical Agricultural School, Nicaragua

Site Manager
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 11:30am

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It’s not often that I find myself in a very beaten-up old car with no windows, being driven through the Nicaraguan countryside by a taxi driver named Elvis. It strikes me that Elvis is probably not his actual name, and that it is more likely a nickname deriving from Elvis’s penchant for clapping and clicking along to 1970s power ballads. As All By Myself blasts from the radio, I am returning...

Inspiring Healthcare: SpeakSet

Site Manager
Friday, 13 September 2013 - 8:55am

Smart use of digital technology to support healthcare

According to Age UK, ‘Today 1 million older people have not seen friends or family in over a month’. Isolation results in loneliness and depression, which increases mortality and morbidity.

Everyone now knows the power of Skype - keeping in touch with a loved ones has been transformed through your computer. But for old people they find Skype hard to use - not just because they are new to digital but also because...

Social care for older people- innovative solutions

Katharine Smith
Friday, 6 September 2013 - 1:38pm

Social care for older people is in need of a rethink. Financial pressure on councils has led to a rationing of support; concerns have been raised over the quality of services such as care homes; and people are living longer, developing multiple illnesses and living further away from their families. Perhaps it is time to take inspiration from initiatives around the UK and further afield to consider what a different adult social care landscape could look like.

Part of the solution is to inform patients, carers and the wider public in order to create...