Creative Skills For Life invites leading practitioners and thought leaders, and people living with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, to share their insights, ideas and opinions on the creative interface between healthcare and technology.
Older Age Care: It’s time for an intervention - Sara McKee
Older Age Care: It’s time for an intervention - Sara McKee

24 July 2017

Evermore design small household living for later life, giving older people the chance to 'live an independent life to the full, surrounded by...

The Art of the Possible - Ruth Catlow
The Art of the Possible - Ruth Catlow

13 February 2017

Founded by artists Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, Furtherfield is a community arts initiative creating online and physical spaces for different kinds of...

Music is the strongest social tool that mankind has invented
Music is the strongest social tool that mankind has invented

20 January 2016

In a recent CSL News article, we looked at a pioneering program in Sweden, now being trialled in the UK, that streams music...

Gerontechnology – New Frontiers in Design for Active Ageing
Gerontechnology – New Frontiers in Design for Active Ageing

7 September 2015

Dr Alexander Peine, is a leading Gerontechnologist and Professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at Utrecht University, who has written an EU...

How to Drive Measurable Quality Improvements in Long Term Care
How to Drive Measurable Quality Improvements in Long Term Care

16 June 2015

Over the past few months I have been orchestrating a series of roadshows for Innovate UK, involving prominent stakeholders in a concerted effort to...

EU Needs Social Entrepreneurs to Leverage the Silver Economy…
EU Needs Social Entrepreneurs to Leverage the Silver Economy…

29 January 2015

CSL Founder Ian Spero Looks at Opportunities for Innovation, Growth and Societal Transformation Long term health and care sit at the tip of a shifting...

CSL Creative England Apps Contest Update
CSL Creative England Apps Contest Update

4 December 2014

This week we catch up with the winners of last year’s competition we ran in partnership with Creative England and NHS England. The winning...

Q and A with artist Sarah Ezekiel
Q and A with artist Sarah Ezekiel

20 October 2014

Sarah Ezekiel was 34 when she noticed weakness in her left arm and her speech slurring. Pregnant with her second child, Sarah was...

How can creative technologies contribute to palliative care
How can creative technologies contribute to palliative care

20 August 2014

When I first heard about the Creative Skills For Life (CSL) project, I was keen to be involved for both professional and personal...

Creative communities with a cause
Creative communities with a cause

2 June 2014

The power of creativity, on both a personal and social level, is central to Creative Skills For Life's mission and we like to...

Talking about music therapy
Talking about music therapy

15 April 2014

Creative Skills For Life is all about where creativity, technology and healthcare collide. And one discipline that definitely interests us is music therapy....

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

9 January 2014

In my travels in 2013, I came across nothing more remarkable than the extraordinary works of the 14th Century Anchoress, Julian of Norwich. In...

Creating a special effect with assistive technology
Creating a special effect with assistive technology

4 December 2013

It’s coming to that time of year when our letterboxes and email inboxes get packed with Christmas cards. This festive season, I’m looking...

Words for wellbeing
Words for wellbeing

8 November 2013

Have you ever thrown yourself into something and then, just when it’s too late to draw back, you panic? That’s how I felt...

Let’s cherish creativity to counter cancer
Let’s cherish creativity to counter cancer

9 September 2013

I was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. I’ve been through all the invasive tests and the surgery stage and after 6 weeks...

Greg Says: All over the place with my iPhone
Greg Says: All over the place with my iPhone

25 June 2013

How are you today? Uh huh...fascinating. I’m ill. Still. I’ve had this casual on-and-off thing going on with what I have deduced is...

Improving quality of life to young people living with life limiting conditions
Improving quality of life to young people living with life limiting conditions

22 May 2013

These young people are a ‘new’ population in healthcare - medical interventions are now making it possible for many children who would otherwise...

Greg Says: London fun run bonanza
Greg Says: London fun run bonanza

15 May 2013

iPhone!  iPhone!  iPhone!  Yes, I am now a proud inductee into the cult of Apple and it’s awesome.  I was going to write...

Aspirations for collaboration between Creative Skills For Life and the Human Metabolism Research Unit UHCW
Aspirations for collaboration between Creative Skills For Life and the Human Metabolism Research Unit UHCW

22 April 2013

Creativity at its core implicates the use of the imagination or original ideas, and is manifest in a multitude of forms. Humans are...

Greg Says: Disorder - The art of making stuff up
Greg Says: Disorder - The art of making stuff up

17 April 2013

Radio. Live Transmission... So today, in my first post proper, I’m going type at you about creation – the pastime of creativity. What the...

Greg Says: Dabbling in creation
Greg Says: Dabbling in creation

25 March 2013

My name is Greg Wilford. I’m 24 years old. I have a degree. I live independently - with a guinea pig and an...