It is the implementation of the law, not the law itself, which is holding back progress

One of the key aspects about the law, both domestically and internationally, is that the law has to be clear and enforceable. We can see this ‘in action’ where most of the criticisms of the National Minimum Wage have not been the way it’s been drafted, but the way it’s been implemented. There can, of […]

My personal experience of an introductory day to ‘Dementia Friends’ Champions

OK it’s not heaven on earth – but Kentish Town London does have some merits I suppose. To say that I am passionate about the dementia policy in England is an understatement. Throwing forward, I believe living well with dementia is a crucial policy plank (here’s my article in ‘ETHOS journal’), for which service provision […]

If you’re an unpleasant person, a week of ‘dementia awareness’ will make no difference

There’ll be a third of people roughly who’ll hate whatever you do. There’ll be a third of people roughly who’ll love whatever you do. There’ll be a third of people roughly who’ll be completely indifferent.   This is advice my father gave to me shortly before he died.┬áIn society, there will always be a hardcore […]