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  • Founder’s story published in HSJ

    Founder’s story published in HSJ

    Having been named as one of the Health Service Journal’s Innovators in 2014, Care Charts UK founder Zoe Harris was invited by the HSJ to tell the story of how the first care chart came into being.  
  • Founder awarded grant for product development

    Founder awarded grant for product development

      We were delighted to hear that our founder Zoe Harris has been selected as one of 29 social entrepreneurs to receive funding from UnLtd as part of the The Coutts Foundation Solutions for an Ageing Society programme. The...
  • Pets as Therapy

    Pets as Therapy

    The idea that pets can play a therapeutic role is not new: the charity Pets as Therapy was founded over 30 years ago and 4,500 dogs and 108 cats now visit over 130,000 people every week. That’s a staggering...
  • The power of music

    The power of music

    Updated January 2020. Why does music have so much power? In a fascinating article the physician, neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, suggested this is a question that goes to the heart of being human. We turn to music, he...
  • Chatterbox Reminiscence Cards

    Chatterbox Reminiscence Cards

    Many Happy Returns Chatterbox cards help older people to share their stories and happy memories. Recommended by The Sunday Times, Saga, leading care homes and families as the perfect Christmas gift, the cards reconnect the generations through easy, fun conversations. They are...
  • Does colour make a difference?

    Does colour make a difference?

    There has been a lot of evidence collected about the benefits of using coloured crockery for people with dementia. What is less clear is whether it is merely a question of improving the contrast between a plate and its...
  • Care Charts UK Founder named as one of HSJ’s Innovators 2014

    Care Charts UK Founder named as one of HSJ’s Innovators 2014

    Care Charts UK’s Founder Zoe Harris is delighted to have been included in HSJ’s list of Top Innovators 2014, celebrating ‘those working in the NHS and the wider healthcare sector who have taken innovative approaches that make a tangible...
  • Knowledge empowers, but how best to collect that knowledge?

    I was at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Glasgow recently, and listened to a lot of knowledgeable and passionate people determined to make dementia care better. In one presentation, a simple story was told about a lady who had...
  • Epsom Hospital puts Care Charts at heart of dementia care

    Epsom Hospital puts Care Charts at heart of dementia care

    “I couldn’t possibly have hoped for a better result,” said Sue Cook, the Older Persons Assessment and Liaison for Dementia (OPAL) team leader at Epsom Hospital, part of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We were meeting after...
  • How one care home has chosen to personalise its Display Care Charts…

    We are always interested in hearing about the ways our charts are being used, and were delighted to hear of the innovative approach Avery Lodge is taking with its Twist-N-View Display Care Charts. This version of the chart has a...
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