Health & Wellbeing

21st July 2020

School child who created ‘Hugs in a Bag’ for care home residents gets to visit the home

A Surrey school pupil, who created ‘Hugs in a Bag’ for local care home residents during lockdown was able to visit the home in person last […]
11th April 2020

Communities coming together to help the elderly and vulnerable

The Who Is Olivia foundation has built an entirely new website and launched a London W1 volunteering programme – to help the elderly in the W1 […]
9th April 2020

Charity releases ‘Self-isolation Survival Guide’ to support vulnerable older adults

Charity Vegetarian for Life, which supports older vegans and vegetarians, has put together some tips on preparing as best you can, and how you might still keep […]
17th March 2020

Free remote care support for older people and the most vulnerable during self isolation

Remote care support for older people and the most vulnerable using Activ8rlives App The UK has announced that older people (over 70 years of age) and […]
13th February 2020

Advances in driving technology could help combat loneliness in later life

A new report launched by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), supported by LV= General Insurance, argues that advances in automated driving, electric vehicles and ridesharing […]
3rd December 2019

Abacus Gemini 2000 bath wins prestigious OT Show Excellence in Caring Award

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions has been presented with the acclaimed Excellence in Caring Award at the OT Show for its pioneering Gemini 2000 hi-lo bath. The […]
27th November 2019

Taking care of acoustics

Joe Hurst, Key Account Manager – Social Care at Altro – sent us this great article about the impact of noise in care environments. Control of […]
8th October 2019

Health apps to take a look at?

The global wellness industry is huge, not least in the UK where it is estimated to reach a staggering £22.8 billion by next year.  This multi-billion […]
5th August 2019

Leading professor slams ‘fragmented’ type 1 care for older people

Diabetes care for older people is “fragmented” and urgent steps need to be taken to restore the “health and dignity” of older people, according to a […]