Here is another great poem by our anonymous home carer. In this poem, she reflects on her first, nerve-wracking night on duty, visiting people in their own homes to ‘do …Read full article on Night One
We’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about the realities of working life for paid carers. It’s not an easy job and it’s not well paid, and yet we …Read full article on Untrained
As an organisation, we celebrate the importance of spirituality for older people of all faiths and none. Dianna Wolfson is a Faith in Older People Trustee and was previously the …Read full article on The Jewish Community and Spirituality for Older People
A goodly number of FiOP people attended a reception at the Scottish Parliament on 30th October, to mark the launch of ‘To Absent Friends: A People’s Festival of Storytelling and …Read full article on Flambolic Events In The Scottish Parliament!
We were treated to a great post-lunch waker-upper at the recent Arts in Care Seminar. Debra Salem, a folk-and-blues singer (visit Debra’s site and click the juke box symbol for a …Read full article on Singing For Joy
On 14th October, the Arts in Care conference was held in Perth Concert Hall. It was an excellent event, run jointly by Animate and Scottish Care and chaired with a …Read full article on Proceed till apprehended!
We recently held a small (but perfectly formed) seminar with colleagues from Edinburgh University, on ‘Risk and Resilience in Residential Care’. Charlotte Clark spoke on research into risk, and how …Read full article on Up The Ladders And Down The Snakes
A lot of our work involves helping clergy and lay people to develop their skills, confidence and sensitivity in issues relating to death and dying. This year, we invited Rabbi …Read full article on The Art of Dying
Faith in Older People – what for? Our job is to support the spiritual lives of older people, wherever they may be. The concept of spiritual need is well established …Read full article on Welcome to the Faith in Older People Blog