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Win a delicious afternoon tea with BuddyHub #TeapotTravels

Today we’re launching BuddyHub’s first social media campaign with the hashtag #TeapotTravels and the chance to win a delicious Angel Afternoon Tea for three at the Hilton Hotel in London’s fashionable Islington. Mmmm! How to enter To take part you just need to … Continue reading

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What happens when you mix innovation, technology and social care?

On Monday I attended an event organised by Wayra called Technology in Social Care: Innovation in adversity . A great debate ensued amongst the interesting speakers. Shirley Ayres believes the current care market is not fit for purpose and needs … Continue reading

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The privilege of listening to the lonely and alone

Something I’ve noticed in my BuddyHub journey is how willing some older people can be to open up and tell you what some might consider very personal details about their lives past and present. I like to think of myself … Continue reading

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We’re all ageing so let’s make it positive!

Recently, I attended an event called ‘Successful Cities, Positive Ageing’ run by the ‘UK Age Friendly Cities Network’ and ‘Positive Ageing in London’. The event marked the launch of a report called ‘An Age Friendly City – how far has … Continue reading

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Pro Bono – could a start-up ever get going without it?

One of the exciting things about doing a start-up is having to turn your hand to so many different things you’ve never done before. This is all part of the ‘making it up as you go along’ aspect of trying … Continue reading

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A successful event but biscuits win out over cupcakes

Well I’d say overall the Drovers event was a success – what a relief!   People really enjoyed the quiz and were touchingly chuffed with the biscuits and sweets I handed out as prizes at the end. I discovered that biscuits … Continue reading

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Welcome to BuddyHub

Hello and welcome aboard the BuddyHub blog. Let me start by telling you what we’re all about. BuddyHub is a Social Enterprise set up in 2014 and we’re just moving from the concept stage to the doing it stage. Here’s … Continue reading

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