Tech Sector to Benefit from Digital Health Boom

  A growing revolution in long term health care is opening up new opportunities for social entrepreneurs, innovative tech startups and early stage businesses to take advantage of an emerging market, currently worth over £20 billion to the UK economy and estimated to rise to...

The long-term care revolution national challenge

SBRI competition open for registration The long-term care revolution national challenge, an SBRI competition run by Innovate UK, is now open for registration.  The aim of this competition to stimulate the development of innovative new products, services and systems that...

The Long Term Care Revolution Live

Are you interested in finding out more about the forthcoming SBRI competition: The   Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge? Register now for the London or Edinburgh events. London- 12&13 th May Edinburgh 1&2 June Register  here   ...

"I would do anything to make sure that whatever care she needs in the future (if she needs it) is the care that she wants and deserves.”

As part of our blog schedule to raise awareness of the Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge I was given the task of writing a blog for Mother’s day. There are quite a number of topics that could be highlighted by a blog of this kind, linking to Long Term care and the challenges...

The Long Term Care Revolution is not business as usual - this is personal!

One of the key themes of the Long Term Care Revolution is that this is not about ‘them’, it’s about all of us . There’s no denying that we’re all getting older, and it’s highly likely that we will someday need support if we want to keep up the activities we enjoy. For that matter we might...

The SECOND Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. If it’s good enough for Judi Dench, I’m in!

I didn’t hear about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel until a few weeks ago when my involvement with the Long-Term Care Revolution got me an invitation to a pre-screening of its sequel.  I immediately logged on to my instant video provider and watched the original. What a great film, for...

London Fashion Week, 20-24 February. What does that have to do with the Long Term Care Revolution?

How dare you?! What do you mean? The Long Term Care Revolution has everything to do with Fashion Week! You think people who enjoy fashion don’t grow older, don’t have to rely on long term care sooner or later? Or perhaps you’ve decided that once we get older we can’t be fashionable? Is...

Poppins: Richard Dikstra tells us about his Long Term Care Revolution journey

Poppins: Richard Dikstra tells us about his Long Term Care Revolution journey   Richard was one of the 25 participants at the Long-Term Care Revolution Sandpit in September 2013. From an idea that formed during that week, he went on to develop Poppins, an innovative pop-up shop...

The Age of No Retirement

‘The Age of No Retirement?’  movement for positive social change continues to develop, innovate and expand. The second design-led participatory event built on the enormous success of the  Bargehouse event  in London held in October, and continued the exploration of this...

Love in later life – what will Valentine’s Day look like in 2040?

If you read my last blog about my experiences of the Sandpit and the year following you will know that I got married last year. For those of you that didn’t read it, I got married last year. With my first married Valentine’s Day approaching I am starting to panic about what to buy for my...

Commission on Residential Care Symposium

The symposium will provide the Commission's 'blueprint for action' which will be launched and discussed with Rt. Hon. Norman Lamb MP, Minster of State for Care & Support, followed by a panel discussion, with questions from the audience. The  Commission on Residential Care ...
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