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Jan 12, 2021

Kinections was a three-year collaborative research project, working with care homes across East Ayrshire to explore what community means for people who live, work and visit care homes, with a particular focus on the experiences of people living with dementia.

We had a conversation with Edel Roddy, the project lead at...


Dec 22, 2020

The first findings of a study to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents, have been published. The research, titled Creative Covid Care, highlights the relationship-based and creative practices used to support communication and connection while visiting restrictions have been in...


Dec 18, 2020

Presents the first findings of a study to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents.

The research, titled Creative Covid Care, highlights the relationship-based and creative practices used to support communication and connection while visiting restrictions have been in place.

This...


Nov 24, 2020

Thomas Bartlett and Casey Armstrong, two care experienced young people, talk openly about the subject of mental health as part of a project titled the ‘Mental health and care experienced children and young people: a partnership for change’.

The project seeks to improve understanding and practice in relation to care...


Nov 11, 2020

Neatebox provides smart solutions based on the challenges disabled people face every day.

An example is an award-winning free app which allows people to use their mobile phone to push buttons at doors and pedestrian crossings safely and with more confidence.

Michael McEwan speaks to Gavin Neate, the founder of the...