Being made redundant without warning can turn your life upside down. Barbara explains how she coped after suddenly losing her job...
It only takes ten minutes a day to make a difference - for yourself and for others.
Not quite sure if a new job will be the right move? Try volunteering first…
How listening more and assuming less can help us support people with dementia.
Tea, cake and plenty of sugar... working with homeless people has been a real eye opener.
Maggie Lloyd tells us about working with Safer Places. Having worked as a volunteer with a domestic abuse charity for almost three years, I have heard many terrible tales of the suffering and abuse endured by women. I have discovered that domestic abuse is no respecter of age, social class or professional status. I have […]
Christmas isn’t always straightforward… I may hide away from Christmas AGAIN this year. Christmas can highlight the good as well as the horrible times, feelings of being alone, enhanced by being with couples enjoying themselves and being on one’s own, in a group, can make one feel really lonely at this particular time of the […]
Planning ahead can lead to a happy, fulfilling retirement. Are you still working and enjoying your work? Are you anxious about what retirement will be like? Employers who offer pre-retirement planning tend to focus on finances, which is of course very helpful, but do you realise that you have 20 plus years ahead of you? […]
Want to Volunteer? Like those brilliant Olympic people? Here’s another fantastic, active and uplifting success story to be a part of Ever since childhood and the long walks my father used to take us on when my mother was having afternoon rests after a much later baby, I have loved walking. In my life, it […]