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This podcast highlights issues related to social care. We find out the funny, heartwarming, shocking and inspiring stories about care and hear from policy makers, care professionals, celebrities and those giving and receiving care.

This podcast highlights issues related to social care. We find out the funny, heartwarming, shocking and inspiring stories about care and hear from policy makers, care professionals, celebrities and those giving and receiving care.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

This podcast highlights issues related to social care. We find out the funny, heartwarming, shocking and inspiring stories about care and hear from policy makers, care professionals, celebrities and those giving and receiving care.

Language:

English

Contact:

01488 684321


Episodes

Ep.20 I had panic attacks says care manager revealing mental health battle after 9 residents died

5/27/2021
Care home manager Dawn Bunter describes how her mental health was impacted after nine residents died of Covid .

Duration:00:27:36

Ep.19 Jess Crawford aged 29 reveals what it was like finding she has inherited the gene for frontotemporal dementia

4/29/2021
Host Jill Rennie talks to Jess Crawford who has found at the age of 29 she has the gene for frontotemporal dementia, why she chose to take the test, her decision to start making care plans including choosing a care home and how she is helping others by writing a blog.

Duration:00:47:38

Ep.18 Care minister Helen Whately defends her Covid response to deaths in care homes, staff vaccinations etc

3/26/2021
Host Angeline Albert talks to Care minister Helen Whately about government response to deaths in care homes, care home visits, sleep-in shifts, care worker pay and more.

Duration:00:39:31

Ep.17 Arlene Phillips, Strictly Come Dancing legend talks about her career, ageism and her work with Alzheimer's Society

2/17/2021
Host Jill Rennie talks to Arlene Phillips about her dancing career and the inspirational people she has met such as Freddie Mercury, Ridley Scott and Andrew Lloyd Webber. She also talks about her time on Strictly Come Dancing and her departure from the series, being an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society as well as lockdown and how it has affected people living with dementia and tips for keeping healthy at any age.

Duration:00:52:41

Ep.16 Grace Meadows, Music for Dementia director on her passion to make music an integral part of dementia care

1/29/2021
Host Jill Rennie talks to Grace Meadows, programme director of Music for Dementia, a charity boosting awareness of the benefits of music and its power to connect and stimulate people with dementia and reduce anxiety. They discuss the charity’s campaign for music to be seen as integral to the care of people with dementia and how care homes can still safely hold singing sessions despite Covid restrictions.

Duration:00:37:01

Ep.15 Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care talks about caring for his father and his vision for home care

12/18/2020
Host Sue Learner talks to Martin Jones, chief executive of Home Instead Senior Care about how caring for his father has shaped the way he leads the UK's biggest home care provider. He reveals how Home Instead Senior Care has been coping during the pandemic and his vision for home care.

Duration:00:32:40

Ep. 14 Care home manager who caught COVID-19 says care homes face free PPE restrictions

10/31/2020
Host Angeline Albert talks to care home manager Mark Topps , who caught COVID-19 and says care homes are struggling to get enough free PPE each day because of restrictions placed on them by the government.

Duration:00:31:13

Ep.13 Karolina Gerlich, head of Care Workers Charity talks about her battle to improve pay and status of care workers

10/2/2020
Hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to Karolina Gerlich, executive director of the Care Workers Charity (CWC) about her phenomenal achievement in fundraising two million pounds for care workers during the pandemic and the new points-based immigration system that will prevent foreign care workers coming to the UK to work. She also gives the government a CQC-style rating on how they performed during the COVID-19 crisis when care homes and home care were very much on the front line and talks...

Duration:00:33:00

Ep.12 Transgender care director talks LGBT+ rights & inclusive care

9/6/2020
Host Angeline Albert asks why should care homes and home care agencies champion LGBT+ rights? Ramses Underhill-Smith, the MD of the UK's first LGBT+ home care firm, shares his personal insight into why it matters. Alice Wallace, director of charity Opening Doors London says every care setting should get Pride In Care accreditation.

Duration:00:39:02

Ep.11 Care worker facing deportation fears his life's at risk

7/31/2020
Host Angeline Albert speaks to care worker Anugwom Goodluck who battled to protect care home residents from COVID-19 but now faces deportation to Nigeria. He talks about fleeing from terrorists and why he fears his life is at risk.

Duration:00:15:14

Ep 10. Care home lockdown laughs include perfume-scented love letters to penpals

5/31/2020
Host Angeline Albert asks what is life like for a care home in lockdown? Care worker Jack Johnson, 91-year-old resident Doreen Empson & Danielle Bullent manager at Laurel Lodge care home talk about making residents laugh out loud in lockdown, taking on different jobs including hair-modelling and new activities like a care home penpal scheme which gave nonagenarian Doreen a new admirer.

Duration:00:13:54

Ep 9. Care home owner Anita Astle talks about loss of 13 residents from COVID-19 and how ‘love’ from people kept her going

5/4/2020
Host Angeline Albert talks to Anita Astle, the managing director of Wren Hall Nursing Home in Nottingham, where 13 residents died of Covid-19. She also fell ill with Covid-19. The care home owner talks candidly about government failures including PPE shortages, no testing for residents who died at her care home and "poor and conflicting" guidance. She says it was the community that gave her the help and "morale boost" that kept her and her staff going.

Duration:00:26:13

Ep 8. Martin Green, Care England CEO talks about care homes and his love for the north

4/2/2020
Co-hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to Martin Green, chief executive of Care England about his passion for the care sector which is nearly as strong as his passion for Newcastle as well as his sense of injustice and his desire to improve people's lives and make the world a better place.

Duration:00:40:41

Ep 7. Care minister Caroline Dinenage talks about why a social care reform plan hasn't arrived and death threats

2/13/2020
Host Angeline Albert talks to Care minister Caroline Dinenage about her husband’s death threats, government thinking on social care reform and her encounters with the Kray twins. The minister talks about why a long term solution for social care hasn't arrived and says she can't promise a plan will arrive by the summer.

Duration:00:25:32

Ep 6. John and Nula Suchet talk about finding love through dementia

1/24/2020
Co-hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to TV broadcaster and Classic FM presenter John Suchet and his wife Nula about how dementia affected them individually and as a couple, how they coped putting their soul mates into a care home, their feelings of guilt, and the stress of looking after a loved one with dementia.

Duration:01:00:11

Ep 5. Norma Howard - UK’s oldest female wing walker

1/3/2020
Co-hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to Norma Howard, who at the age of 91 became the UK’s oldest female wing-walker. If that is not exhausting enough, Norma has ridden the wall of death, swum the equivalent of the English Channel and is an experienced pilot.

Duration:00:22:47

Ep 4. Freda & The 100+ Club - how she dodged bullets & met Queen's grandparents

12/18/2019
Host Angeline Albert talks to 106-year-old Freda Hodgson and Dorothy Gayler, aged 101, two of the nine members of what has been dubbed The 100+ Club as well as care staff at Whiteley Village.

Duration:00:22:33

Ep 3. Esther Rantzen on care robots, loneliness & the right to die

11/7/2019
Host Angeline Albert talks to broadcaster Dame Esther Rantzen about loneliness, the right to die, ageism, climate change and care robots

Duration:00:31:29

Ep 2. Wendy Mitchell on living with dementia

10/18/2019
Co-hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to Wendy Mitchell, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 58. Since her diagnosis, she has written a bestselling memoir called ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ and hopes that by spreading awareness she can help people to understand what it is like living with dementia.

Duration:00:46:15

Ep 1. Gyles Brandreth on dementia & poetry

9/19/2019
Co-hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to Gyles Brandreth about his new book ‘Dancing by the Light of the Moon’ where he not only discusses his passion for poetry but how learning poetry can be good for all and help delay the onset of dementia.

Duration:00:42:26