Culturally competent robots could improve mental health and loneliness in older people The evaluation of CARESSES, the largest ever global study investigating the use of culturally competent robots in caring for the elderly, has been completed.
Leeds Arts University have contributed creative activity postcard designs to a Yorkshire-wide initiative to distribute 8000 bags of creative materials to vulnerable young people across the region during lockdown. Image: Drawing Using Touch postcard by Jenny Scannell, Leeds Arts University Progression Team The ‘Bags of Creativity’ include the activity postcards; an amazing array of art, […]
A student who spotted vulnerable members of the BAME community needed support during lockdown has started her own food donation charity. Nancy Tsvara was on the road to completing her MA in Social Work with the University of Northampton when lockdown meant the postponement of her final placement and studying at home in Leicester. Not […]
Southampton will take a leading role in evaluating regular COVID-19 infection testing for whole households by assessing a new weekly home-testing approach using saliva samples. The programme will assess the feasibility of carrying out home-testing on a large scale. Southampton is evaluating a combination of weekly COVID-19 infection testing using a saliva sampling kit plus […]
Queen Mary University of London continues to open its kitchens to provide meals for vulnerable families and individuals in the local area who are being directly affected by Covid-19. Last month, Haggerston Mutual Aid approached our catering team and other local organisations to provide immediate short-term support for their food distribution service. Our Catering team […]