NHS winter crisis

How safe is the NHS?

NHS winter crisis in full swing The phrase “NHS winter crisis” seems to be appearing almost on a daily basis, as news media try to explain the conditions experienced in […]

Mole-like existence makes us SAD

How SAD are we!

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as winter depression Good for moles, not so much for human beings. In winter, we Brits see an average of less than […]

Nudge Theory

Nudge Theory

The right nudge can change behaviour! Nudge Theory has been in the news this week, as one of the originators, Richard Thaler, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. If […]

Disability hate crime

Disability Hate Crime

Big jump in disability hate crime; disabled people fear hostility Today sees the publication of Home Office figures on hate crime. These show a doubling of reported crimes apparently motivated […]

Ideas for care home places and social care?

More pondering on social care

Aug 31, 2017

Drastic shortfall in care home places Researchers have crunched the numbers and come up with 71,000 as the shortfall in care home places required within eight years. Currently, care homes […]