Research Proves How Golf in Society is Transforming Lives

Since I started my social mission six years ago I’ve struggled to get Health & Social Care stakeholders on board. The biggest issue has been the lack of evidence on the impact Golf in Society has on people’s lives. Last year I was lucky enough to be accepted onto Sheffield Hallam University’s Wellbeing Accelerator programme.Continue reading “Research Proves How Golf in Society is Transforming Lives”

Time to Relax for Unpaid Carers – part two

Following on from Linda’s blog about the first day of their recent “Time to Relax” leisure break, I’m delighted to share the second half of Linda’s story with you. So Linda, it’s over to you to take us through day two.. Linda Barnes – Wife to Carer I’m getting some breakfast juice. I return toContinue reading “Time to Relax for Unpaid Carers – part two”

The George Haydon Cup

For those of you like me who cannot imagine a day without sport in your life, you’ll quickly realise why meeting George and his wife Gillian was a very special day in my life. George passed away recently but has left me, and many others, with some very special memories that will last a lifetime.Continue reading “The George Haydon Cup”

More Proof Why Golf Is A Wonder Drug

Who would have know that golf is one of the new wonder drugs. It has the power to reduce chronic illness, improve healthy ageing, reduce loneliness, give people a sense of purpose and reduce the inactivity timebomb facing our nation. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of listening to the attached presentation byContinue reading “More Proof Why Golf Is A Wonder Drug”

Hole In One Proves Golfing Dreams Can Come True

Walt Disney famously said “if you can dream it, you can do it”. When I started Golf In Society three years ago I never dreamt that my golfers would have three holes in one in a calendar year.  In the golfing world a hole in one is known as an “ace”. On Wednesday at RuddingContinue reading “Hole In One Proves Golfing Dreams Can Come True”

Golf Goes Head To Head With Dementia

This article was recently featured by the National Carers Association in their newsletter that goes to over 2000 people involved in the independent care sector. I hope you enjoy the read. Dementia is a growing crisis in society. In this special report, we look at Anthony Blackburn, social entrepreneur and the founder of Golf inContinue reading “Golf Goes Head To Head With Dementia”

Golf Finally On The Health Agenda

It’s taken a long time to get golf onto the health agenda of policy makers. Today we finally got a great mention during “Health Questions” in Parliament. A few weeks ago I was invited by the golf & health project to present our work to health minister Steve Brine at Wentworth. Steve was very impressedContinue reading “Golf Finally On The Health Agenda”

Putting Golf Into Parkinson’s Lives

It’s amazing how a journey can start. Two years ago as a caregiver,  I was visiting one of my Parkinson’s clients in Harrogate. Whilst getting him ready to go to his exercise class I was chatting with his wife. Somehow we got onto the topic of my social enterprise and the work we had startedContinue reading “Putting Golf Into Parkinson’s Lives”

Preparing For A Life With Dementia

According to current predictions there’s a ONE in THREE chance that everyone over 65 will develop dementia. The average life expectancy once diagnosed with dementia is seven years. Now here’s the question, If you only had seven years left to live how would you spend them? Hopefully you’re one of the lucky ones that livesContinue reading “Preparing For A Life With Dementia”

Time To Deliver The Person-Centred Care Promise

When buying products and services, we all like to be treated as an individual whose custom is genuinely appreciated by the company we purchase from.. There’s no reason to expect any less when arranging care for our loved ones… but we do. Person-centred care is considered by most health and social care stakeholders to be the best wayContinue reading “Time To Deliver The Person-Centred Care Promise”