Category Archives: social care

Is once a week enough for you?

We’re talking about meeting friends of course, nothing else! And in particular, is meeting up with a friend for an hour or so a week often enough for anyone? That’s the schedule many older people are allocated in traditional befriending schemes to … Continue reading

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Need a solution to a difficult problem? – lock some smart people in a room until they find it

This week I attended ‘The Age of No Retirement’ 3-day event in Manchester.  Time is always short when you’re working on a start-up so taking 3 days out is a big commitment but boy was it worth it. This growing … 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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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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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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