During the 1990s, the NHS closed the many long-stay ‘geriatric’ wards and gave the monies to social services in order for them to fund the care of frail older people …Read full article on Care homes and the care needs of frail older people
Sustaining our spirits will become increasingly important as we cope with changes and concerns. FiOP’s focus will continue to be on making spiritual care matter to us as individuals and …Read full article on We wish you a happy 2020
A presentation at the ‘ONE STEP AT A TIME’ – Dementia and the Church Conference organised by Faith in Older People and the Church of Scotland Guild My name is …Read full article on A Quaker perspective on dementia
I’m delighted to be asked to write for FIOP about the importance of taking a human rights-based approach to policy development. Anyone who knows me, knows that this is by …Read full article on Why rights and why now?
“Social Isolation and Loneliness can affect anyone – at all ages and stages of life. As our society changes, there is increasing recognition of social isolation and loneliness as a …Read full article on Why we need to ‘connect’ together to tackle isolation and loneliness and implement change
In the last couple of weeks, the importance of hospitality has been emphasised for me in different settings. The focus has been on the attention that the Abrahamic faiths place …Read full article on Hospitality
‘Too many older people are given antidepressants instead of therapy’ This headline for an article by Denis Campbell caught my eye in the Guardian of February 12th. The article drew …Read full article on Just Take A Tablet …..
Building on the research which Faith in Older People has undertaken Health Improvement Scotland requested an article on spiritual care which we are pleased to do. FiOP wants to ensure …Read full article on Should Spiritual Care be Everyone’s Business?
My name is Barbara Davey, and the Local Meeting (LM) I belong to up in Scotland would probably be described as medium sized – usually about 30 Friends on a …Read full article on A perspective from Barbara Davey: Dementia our Shared Journey