This post is from Jamie. I’m not sure how we “met”, but we’re been exchanging comments and tweets for a while now. I feel like we’re on pretty much the same wavelength and his blog is an excellent source of giggles, book reviews and lovely poems. Plus he has an actual, real book! The Fathers, […]Lessons in Loss 15: Losing Touch
Category Archives: Social Care
Government by diktat: adult social care companies must have decision making powers about NHS and social care commissioning
The quango NHS England has just published guidance on “Expected ways of working between integrated care partnerships and adult social care providers“. This is the latest direction on how to implement the contentious 2022 Health and Care Act, that received Royal Assent in April 2022. The Health and Care Act 2022 is remarkably permissive; this […]Government by diktat: adult social care companies must have decision making powers about NHS and social care commissioning
Bowlby: Maternal Deprivation, Romanian Orphans (effects of Institutionalisation) & Early Attachment
Bowlby’s theory of Maternal deprivation ACIDIC is the memory strategy for Bowlby’s Maternal deprivation This stands for: Affectionless psychopathology Critical period IQ low – Intellectual issues Deprivation Internal Working Model – Criminal behaviour – delinquency Deprivation Separation simply means that child is not in the presence with the primary care giver. For example the mother… Continue reading Bowlby: Maternal Deprivation, Romanian Orphans (effects of Institutionalisation) & Early AttachmentBowlby: Maternal Deprivation, Romanian Orphans (effects of Institutionalisation) & Early Attachment
Adjusting holiday expectations
Caregivers can experience additional stress around the holidays on top of an already challenging routine. That stress is often triggered by expectations: from others and ourselves on how a holiday should be celebrated. Family traditions are something to be treasured, but when caring for an ill loved one, those traditions can quickly become burdens. One […]Adjusting holiday expectations
The left behind?
I don’t really want to write this blogpost. Or rather I do, but I want people to tell me all the reasons I’m wrong. I’ve been reading ‘The Wall’ by John Lanchester, a dystopian, yet all too real-seeming novel. Following ‘the change’, a catastrophic climate-related event, much of the world has become uninhabitable, leading to […]The left behind?
Uni wins £1.25m funding to design transformative exoskeleton suit for disabled young people
The University of Liverpool has been awarded more than one million pounds in funding to design a “revolutionary” assistive device to support and enhance upper body movement in children and young people living with progressive neuromuscular diseases. The university was awarded £1.25 million from the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund to design the first-of-its-kind exoskeleton […]Uni wins £1.25m funding to design transformative exoskeleton suit for disabled young people
No More Lies
It’s all a bit intense right now. I’m having lots of dealings with various council departments. None of it is going smoothly and quite frankly, putting all the separate incidents together into a whole, it feels pretty hostile. Steven’s tenancy is up for its five year renewal. I don’t really fear that it won’t be […]No More Lies
Managing Marginality in Railway Stations: Beyond the Welfare and Social Control Debate
How to rid railway stations of the marginalized people who congregate in them? This is the problem faced by railway companies which are seeking to maximize the commercial drawing power of their spaces. The limitations of a strictly repressive policy are prompting railway companies to fund non‐profit community‐based organizations to carry out social policies aimed at the marginalized. Based on two studies in the railway stations of Lyon and Milan, the article analyses how this strategy was implemented
Source: Managing Marginality in Railway Stations: Beyond the Welfare and Social Control Debate
With shared power comes shared responsibility
Framing research has found that it is common for campaigners, in their communications, the media in their reporting, and the public in their thinking and understanding to omit the human-designed systemic factors shaping people’s life experiences and opportunities. As a result, we can too often attribute people’s life situation, such as poverty, homelessness, or obesity, […]With shared power comes shared responsibility
What Is Aging in Place?
Aging in place occurs when someone makes a conscious decision to grow older in their current residence instead of moving to an assisted living or long-term care facility. Aging in place works best for people who create a plan, modify their home and establish a supportive network of family and home care services.