Creative Skills For Life founder Ian Spero keeps you up to date on the organisation’s projects, and writes about other inspiring initiatives that explore the interface between creativity, healthcare and technology. Ian also writes for Huffington Post here.
Never Too Old For Sex, Drugs And Rock N’ Roll
Never Too Old For Sex, Drugs And Rock N’ Roll

2 November 2016

So it turns out we're never too old for a bit of sex, drugs and rock n roll, and furthermore it can actually...

Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Committed People
Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Committed People

5 July 2016

Not a great week to be British. I am in Germany when Nigel Farage proudly takes credit for achieving his lifelong ambition -...

We Can Be Heroes
We Can Be Heroes

26 June 2016

This morning I woke to learn of the sad death of Muhammad Ali, one of my childhood heroes. As I sat down to...

Agile Ageing - Tap into the Fountain of Youth and Transform Your Life
Agile Ageing - Tap into the Fountain of Youth and Transform Your Life

23 February 2016

We live in an agile world. The smartest companies - especially in the fast moving tech sector - are using agile methodologies to...

The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing

16 December 2015

December is a month to take stock and give some thought to the year ahead. As regular readers will know, I run Creative Skills...

Meet the Super-Women Who Aim To Empower Us All
Meet the Super-Women Who Aim To Empower Us All

30 October 2015

Earlier this month I gave a speech highlighting the need for a revolution in long term care at the Economic Ministry in Warsaw....

We Live in an Agile Age, Let's Make the Most of It!
We Live in an Agile Age, Let's Make the Most of It!

16 September 2015

Last month I joined a packed house of ecstatic ravers under the gilded dome of London's Royal Albert Hall, to celebrate the BBC's...

Children of the Revolution
Children of the Revolution

2 June 2015

"A revolution is coming - a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if...

Weapons of Mass Construction
Weapons of Mass Construction

29 May 2015

Last week more than two hundred would-be revolutionaries answered a call to arms and gathered in London with a view to reimagining the...

Design and care: Moving beyond utility towards beauty
Design and care: Moving beyond utility towards beauty

31 March 2015

Regular readers will be aware of my interest in the £4 million Long Term Care Revolution. LTCR aims to give UK businesses a...

Leading Brands and Retailers Set Their Sights on Older Adults, So Should You
Leading Brands and Retailers Set Their Sights on Older Adults, So Should You

29 January 2015

The Silver Economy Comes of Age… Open any lifestyle magazine and you are likely to see the likes of Julia Roberts, Madonna, Helen Mirren,...

Join a Revolution in Long Term Care
Join a Revolution in Long Term Care

1 December 2014

Last week Innovate UK, a public funded agency providing support for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high-growth potential, lit the touch...

The most important thing you can create is your own life
The most important thing you can create is your own life

20 August 2014

Matthew Taylor, CEO of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce,) recently announced a new RSA worldview,...

Power to the people: A Long Term Care Revolution
Power to the people: A Long Term Care Revolution

7 March 2014

Fuelled by the growth of electronic medical records, according to The Telegraph people of all ages are waking up to the potential of...

Bridging the gap between art and healthcare
Bridging the gap between art and healthcare

9 January 2014

Celebrating New Year in Rome, a city seeped in amazing art, breathtaking architecture and a sense of shared belief, I asked my guide...

Cancer research funding reaches new heights, but what about holistic care?
Cancer research funding reaches new heights, but what about holistic care?

31 December 2013

Funding for cancer research has increased by more than 60 per cent over the past 10 years, but how much is spent investigating...

The best is yet to come
The best is yet to come

11 October 2013

The question is when are you too old to rock n roll? I don't know about you but I intend to make the...

Not just surviving but thriving
Not just surviving but thriving

21 August 2013

In a blog post originally written for The Huffington Post, founder Ian Spero provides an introduction to the Creative Skills For Life programme. So...

The journey to Creative Skills For Life
The journey to Creative Skills For Life

28 March 2013

Creative Skills For Life has been conceived by marketer and brand partnerships expert Ian Spero, and is the latest in of series of...