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Do we really want to be independent?

Much of the discussion around housing for older people centres around the notion of independent living. But while being able to stay at home is the aspiration of many, what if independence is not the right goal? We may not want to rely on others for our care but few of us relish being


Quoted in new ILC-UK Report

I was delighted to be quoted in the report on the future of care homes, Care Home, Sweet Home,  published today by the think-tank on ageing, the International Longevity Centre-UK. "I think care homes in the future will be less about one physical building but more a network of care and support throughout the


Good Care Guide – “Trip Advisor” for Care Homes

  Many of us caring for older parents will have at some stage to contemplate finding them a care home.  Unless you can rely on some local knowledge or better still, a friend’s recommendation, this is not an easy task. Whilst the Care Quality Commission can provide a list of homes registered in your area and copies of their inspection