A group of older volunteers - some with dementia, and some carers, and some just interested in the issues of ageing and addressing the changes in life as we get older - have been making a regular fortnightly radio programme with support from the Nominet Trust and others.
The programme airs on SounDart Radio 102.5fm in the Totnes and Dartington area, online at soundartradio.org.uk, and is made available as a podcast at eva-radio.net. The programme airs every other Thursday at 10am.
A pipeline of prospects is being built; interest from local authorities, housing associations, charities and health and social care organisations. Conversion is another matter considering the climate. There is competition - Rally Round, Caucus, Jointly, Know your own Health, etc. - however; Tyze's end-user focus has a more B2C look ‘n’ feel and the responsive, user-led developments should keep it one step ahead. more >
Government-funded systems of health and social care are facing enormous fiscal and human-resource challenges. In the UK, this changing landscape has meant that the health and social care sector faces an unprecedented period of change and reinvention. There is increasing tension between local authorities, the NHS, social care providers and housing associations, etc., as statutory service provision contracts. GP Commissioning and Clinical Commissioning Groups are just starting to scope out their own roles and responsibilities. more >