Empathic Urbanite

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Three Sisters Care on the Radio! Caring in the New Old Age

Tonight at 8.30pm, Radio 4’s Analysis programme will be discussing ‘Caring in the New Old Age’. I’m one of the contributors, talking about how Three Sisters Care is trying to … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

My article in the Guardian: Care workers are not glorified cleaners

At the risk of getting stuck in a solipsistic loop, I wanted to share my publication on the Guardian blog on the implications of social enterprise principles in the care … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our ageing selves can become our truest selves

As someone about to turn 40, ageing is very much on my mind, so I’m afraid you will be getting a slightly introverted blog post today. I enjoyed the following … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Three Sisters Care wins Social Enterprise of the Year Award

Three Sisters Care wins Social Enterprise of the Year award in recognition of social business principles in the care industry. Three Sisters Care won the Social Enterprise of the Year … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Three Sisters Care is a finalist for Social Enterprise of the Year

  Good news, everyone! Three Sisters Care has been named a Finalist in the Social Enterprise of the Year Category of the 8th Annual Precious Awards. As London’s only social … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity

Ah – check this Guardian article! Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds | Science | The Guardian. Personally, I’d rather spend my youth loitering in … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

2m elderly will have no adult child to provide care by 2030

Wow. 2 million of us without carers! When I started this enterprise I knew that we were an ageing population and there’d be a lot of need for care in … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tongue piercing helps paralysed patients drive wheelchairs

Check this out – I know it’s nearly the end of the year, but I think this is one of the best things I’ve heard all year. Science rules again! … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zero-hours contracts are inappropriate in the field of social care work

This Guardian article not only hits the issues right on the head, and for once it’s not criticising the agencies. Zero hour contracts and being paid for travel time are … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breastfeeding may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Amazing piece of research! A new study suggests that mothers who breastfeed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s, with longer periods of breastfeeding further reducing the risk. “Previous studies … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment