Except it isn’t really the gate of the year any more, is it? January is nearly over, temperatures are still dropping even as the days draw out, and brave daffodil …Read full article on And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year …
As many of you will know, the National Care Standards are currently being revised and a consultation period has recently closed. We made our comments and sent them in, and …Read full article on Standard Twelve
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