Author Archives: john graham

Cloud surfing – The Cape of Good Hope

GrumbleSmiles was set up to provide innovative answers to tackling the problems of loneliness in later life.    Many older people are less able to get out and about, which can be the first steps towards a life of isolation. … Continue reading

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Care Home Time Bomb!

The title of this blog is taken from the front page headlines of the Daily Express on Tuesday 5th June 2018.   It’s a report from an investigation carried out by the GMB Union which investigated the level of arrears of … Continue reading

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Treat older people like rubbish

My post last week talked about the Daily Mail’s latest campaign to get people to clean up plastic rubbish.   Now my local council in Daventry has just introduced a new system for rubbish collection designed to recycle just about everything … Continue reading

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Plastic before older people

Ever since David Attenborough’s excellent TV series “Blue Planet”, there has been a rage of concern about plastic.   Plastic bags have been almost outlawed, or at least charged for.  You almost get arrested if you throw away any plastic litter.  … Continue reading

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Cloud Surfing in Kentucky

GrumbleSmiles was set up to provide innovative answers to tackling the problems of loneliness in later life.    Many older people are less able to get out and about, which can be the first steps towards a life of isolation. … Continue reading

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Bold NHS Chief Executive ?

The Government is shortly supposed to be coming up with a Green Paper on Social Care.  The aim of the paper is to resolve the current and future funding crisis in Social Care related to the ever-growing numbers of older … Continue reading

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Cloud surfing to the SUN !

It’s another wet and windy day on Earth.  Not at all like May is supposed to be in Kilsby.   So I decided to go a bit closer to the sun and joined the NASA Parker Solar Probe. Goodness knows … Continue reading

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