Caring for older and vulnerable citizens is one of greatest challenges facing societies in the prosperous western world today.  We all know the population is ageing but the rate of change can startle: the number of centenarians in the UK quadrupled in the last 30 years. Over the same period, number of people over 90 nearly trebled. And, as the nation ages, the challenge of supporting citizens with additional care needs becomes more complex, as the number of people with chronic illnesses and ongoing care requirements grows. More...

John Hicklin

Don’t blame ‘The Things’

It is a natural human reaction when something goes wrong, or an accident occurs, to seek to attribute responsibility or blame. Whether it’s an industrial accident, transport disaster or how little Jonny had his tooth knocked out, the sequence of events is much the same; shock at what has occurred, hasty judgements as to the cause and then an extended period of investigation to identify lessons to avoid it happening again. More...

I was very honoured this week to receive the Executive Disability Champion award for my commitment to disability in business at the 2016 Disability-Smart Awards. It’s a subject I feel very passionate about and feel humbled to have received such recognition. More...

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