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In the News August 2017 - Life in the Fast Lane
In the News August 2017 - Life in the Fast Lane

10 August 2017

This month’s news digest from our work as the Agile Ageing Alliance has a truly international feel. It features an Australian centenarian ballet...

In the News July 2017 - Skills to Pay the Bills
In the News July 2017 - Skills to Pay the Bills

6 July 2017

As the first month of sharing more news from the world of Agile Ageing, this month’s digest is a bumper edition. It features...

In the news June 2017: His Master’s Voice
In the news June 2017: His Master’s Voice

9 June 2017

With so much going on in the world of the Agile Ageing Alliance, CSL will be taking a little time to help support...

In the news May 2017: It’s Never Too Late To Be Great
In the news May 2017: It’s Never Too Late To Be Great

19 May 2017

Mental health issues have been getting some much-needed attention this month. So, we wanted to take the opportunity to look at some recent...

In the News March 2017: Friends For Life
In the News March 2017: Friends For Life

7 April 2017

Following the launch of www.agileageing.org a brand new website where you will find the latest developments on the Silver Economy, our partner organisation...

In the News January 2017: Home Smart Home
In the News January 2017: Home Smart Home

26 January 2017

January is a time for reflection, and looking ahead. CSL's sister organisation, the Agile Ageing Alliance (AAA) is currently doing just that with...

In the News December 2016: Bridges to Stardom
In the News December 2016: Bridges to Stardom

14 December 2016

It’s been a great year for discovering incredible people using their creativity, entrepreneurship and bravery to help change the lives of those with...

In the News November 2016: Music has a hold on us
In the News November 2016: Music has a hold on us

4 November 2016

Creative Skills for Life are always looking for exciting, creative ways in which life-limiting or long term health conditions are being tackled, challenged or...

In the News September 2016: The race for healthier cities
In the News September 2016: The race for healthier cities

16 September 2016

Recently, we have seen more and more articles on the impact city planning has on our lives. This follows the 2010 WHO campaign...

In the News August 2016: Health's in fashion
In the News August 2016: Health's in fashion

8 August 2016

Innovations, particularly in mobile technology, seem to now have the capacity to change human behaviour overnight, making it a very exciting time to be alive....

In the News June 2016: The new baby boomers
In the News June 2016: The new baby boomers

4 July 2016

June has been a month filled with inspiring stories of creative ways to help people overcome life-limiting conditions. From research apps to university...

In the News May 2016 - All together now
In the News May 2016 - All together now

2 June 2016

CSL were proud to have organised the recent European Commission-backed ‘Neighbourhoods of the Future’ event in London. There, one of the (many insightful)...

In the news April 2016: The art of staying agile
In the news April 2016: The art of staying agile

6 May 2016

In partnership with Innovate UK and the European Commission, CSL’s Ian Spero was in Brussels recently to kick-start a new campaign to re-imagine...

In the news March 2016: These ideas will change lives
In the news March 2016: These ideas will change lives

1 April 2016

It’s been a good month for stories about innovators challenging the ‘status quo’ in health. And as more of us live longer, and with...

In the News Feb 2016: Superheroes come in all sizes
In the News Feb 2016: Superheroes come in all sizes

3 March 2016

The recent Huffington Post article from CSL’s Ian Spero revealed how the weight of research around living well as we age, could be...

Healthcare, but not as we know it
Healthcare, but not as we know it

29 January 2016

The recent and sudden loss of three significant British icons has revealed two quite interesting things. First, how many of us look to innovators/provocateurs...

In the News Dec 2015: Whistle While You Work
In the News Dec 2015: Whistle While You Work

18 December 2015

If you’ve been following our work with Innovate UK and the Long Term Care National Challenge, you may have seen the recent announcement...

In the News 2015 – Time to Face the Music
In the News 2015 – Time to Face the Music

13 November 2015

Now that the average UK life expectancy has risen to 81 years, several of the stories we shared this month have led to...

In the News Oct 2015 - Are Friends Electric?
In the News Oct 2015 - Are Friends Electric?

15 October 2015

Last month, we told you about CSL’s Ian Spero joining leading Gerentechnologist, Alexander Peine, to speak across Europe on the huge economic potential of...

In the news Sep 2015 - Get Up, Stand Up!
In the news Sep 2015 - Get Up, Stand Up!

9 September 2015

This week, CSL has been very active on the blog front; offering a fascinating insight to the world of Gerentechnology by Dr Alexander...

In the News Aug 2015 - Technology, a Force for Good
In the News Aug 2015 - Technology, a Force for Good

25 August 2015

We are tantalisingly close to the next instalment of Star Wars. A perfect time then to see just how close we’ve come to the amazing technology predicted in...

In the News July 2015 - Be Aware, Be Inspired
In the News July 2015 - Be Aware, Be Inspired

25 July 2015

In the two months since Mental Health Awareness Week, we've seen a number of stories about the creative ways people and organisations are...

In the News June 2015 - Ageing Disgracefully?
In the News June 2015 - Ageing Disgracefully?

24 June 2015

At the recent Long Term Care Revolution Live events, CSL hugely enjoyed meeting the many revolutionaries who came together to reimagine the future...

In the News May 2015 - Understanding Our Health With Personal Technologies
In the News May 2015 - Understanding Our Health With Personal Technologies

28 May 2015

In the week before the Long Term Care Revolution roadshow hits Edinburgh, we look at different ways in which personal technologies are already transforming how...

In the News March 2015 - Palliative Care and the General Election
In the News March 2015 - Palliative Care and the General Election

2 March 2015

With the general election fast approaching, this is an important time for organisations and charities to push their agendas and ask for real...

In the News February 2015 - Spotlight on Care for Young People and Children
In the News February 2015 - Spotlight on Care for Young People and Children

12 February 2015

This month has seen CSL focus on the needs of the ageing population as you’ll see from our interview with Peter Wintlev-Jensen (deputy...

In the news January 2015 - caring for our carers
In the news January 2015 - caring for our carers

14 January 2015

Despite expecting the usual Christmas lull, there was actually a great deal of news relating to palliative care, creative arts therapies and digital...

In the news December 2014 - Palliative care, creative therapies and new health technology
In the news December 2014 - Palliative care, creative therapies and new health technology

12 December 2014

As we draw closer to the end of a particularly interesting year for CSL, we once again reflect on some recent posts that...

In the news November 2014 - Young adults' palliative care needs are not being met
In the news November 2014 - Young adults' palliative care needs are not being met

9 November 2014

We share news items that relate to creative arts therapies, palliative care and mHealth every day on Twitter. Here’s a round-up of some...

In the news October 2014 - Creative arts therapy groups should receive more funding
In the news October 2014 - Creative arts therapy groups should receive more funding

9 October 2014

We’ve been Tweeting about some significant news items this month relating to palliative care, mHealth and creative arts therapies. We flag these up...

In the news September 2014 - Early palliative care reduces hospitalisations
In the news September 2014 - Early palliative care reduces hospitalisations

24 September 2014

While August is known to many as the ‘silly season’, we still found plenty of interesting articles and blog posts relating to the...

In the News August 2014 - Palliative Care makes national headlines
In the News August 2014 - Palliative Care makes national headlines

19 August 2014

Whilst monitoring the web and news wires for new developments that could eventually prove beneficial for people living with chronic conditions, we often...

In the News July 2014 – Apple and Google enter our domain
In the News July 2014 – Apple and Google enter our domain

14 July 2014

The Creative Skills For Life mandate crosses many disciplines, markets and industries, in particulardigital health, palliative care and creative arts therapy. As we explore...

In the News June 2014 - Care, Art Therapy, Apps For Mental Health
In the News June 2014 - Care, Art Therapy, Apps For Mental Health

23 June 2014

There are various elements to the Creative Skills For Life mission. We believe that more focus and funding should be given to palliative...

In The News May 2014 - Drama Therapy, Health Apps and MedCity
In The News May 2014 - Drama Therapy, Health Apps and MedCity

21 May 2014

We’re excited to say it’s a busy time at Creative Skills For Life right now. Not only are we launching our research into...

In The News April 2014 - Apps, Apple, mHealth
In The News April 2014 - Apps, Apple, mHealth

7 April 2014

Creative Skills For Life monitors and reports on projects and initiatives that bring together creativity, technology and healthcare. Get daily recomended links via Twitter and...