Social media for social care – let’s not forget personalisation

This is going to be a short post, I promise, it’s also a little thrown together as I’m finding 140 characters just isn’t enough space to try and explain what I mean! This post builds on two previous posts of mine Social media is not the answer written in January, and a post from the end … More Social media for social care – let’s not forget personalisation

Dark days of depression: not bad, mad, crazy or weak, just ill.

This weekend has seen me tweet twice about football, an almost unheard of situation previously. Today, Gary Speed, the Wales Football Manager died suddenly at his home from a suspected suicide, an absolutely tragic loss to his family, friends and of course to the football community. Yesterday I heard about a tweet that Stan Collymore … More Dark days of depression: not bad, mad, crazy or weak, just ill.

Abuse and Neglect – do we love animals more? The Sequel.

Back in June I wrote a blog post comparing the public response to two current news stories – the first about Winterbourne View, the scene of institutional abuse of people with learning disabilities, and the second about two Metropolitan Police dogs who suffocated when their handler left them for too long in a vehicle. These … More Abuse and Neglect – do we love animals more? The Sequel.

Cancer survival – the good, the bad and the reality

The Good New research published today by Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that in most cases the length of time people survive after a cancer diagnosis has improved dramatically over the past 40 years. Back in the early 70s if you were diagnosed with cancer, the median survival rate (worked out as the time it … More Cancer survival – the good, the bad and the reality