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
More care than ever is being provided in Scotland for an ageing population. We often talk of the challenges in delivering this provision for an increasing number of people, with …Read full article on What Matters To You?
The sitting room had two large bay windows, one looked north over the fields and towards the hills, the other looked over the rose garden to the woodland beyond. The …Read full article on The District Nurse
The high-pitched scream echoed through the house, an anxious voice shouted, ‘What’s wrong?’ Hurried footsteps could be heard, including my own, heading towards the scream which had turned into a …Read full article on I’ve lost my marbles!