Adam is joined by Sarah Clarke-Keuhn, Group Director of Sanctuary Care who discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented challenge for social care and has changed the way that care home residents live their lives in major ways. With new arrivals required to isolate prior to entering a new care home, and many being confined to a single room for up to 14 days, Sarah explains how this could have a major impact on the mental and physical health of the most venerable in our society and how care homes are adapting.
Adam Cox is joined by Juliet Gellatley, Founder and Director of Viva!, to explain why 3 in 4 new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals – mainly from wildlife trade and factory farming.
Like SARS, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola and AIDS, Coronavirus originated in animals. 56 zoonotic diseases are responsible for an estimated 2.5 billion cases of human illness and 2.7 million deaths a year. Campaigners warn humanity will always be at risk to future pandemics while factory farms and wildlife markets continue.
In response to this, animal rights group Viva! have launched their new 3 in 4 campaign, in a bid to raise public awareness of the dangers of continued meat consumption.
Adam Cox talks to Emily Harper from art-K, which runs immersive art programmes for children aged 6-16. They talk about the importance of art in children’s development, and how art-K has had to adapt to continue bringing their creativity into people’s homes during the current pandemic.
Adam Cox speaks to Wayne Bennet from Home Reach, discussing the affordability of housing and how shared ownership is increasing in popularity to enable millennials to get on the property ladder. Wayne shares a few tips about how to get a new home, and why savings that may have been dipped into to deal with the Coronavirus doesn’t mean that dreams of buying a house are out of reach.
Adam Cox is joined by Biomedical Engineer, sustainability advocate and surrogate entrepreneur, Karl Ahmed, to talk about the sudden spike in UK BBQ sales. They discuss the trends in BBQ sales and the environmental impact that traditional BBQ coals and charcoals can have. Karl also gives advice on alternatives to have a more environmentally friendly BBQ season.
Adam Cox is joined by wireless internet experts, Tom Izzard and Warren Hampton, to talk about the importance of internet access during the current global pandemic. New research has shown that many Brits feel isolated without an internet connection, so the pair give advice on how to achieve the best connection possible and discuss how the UK is using the internet more than ever before.
Adam Cox is joined by home fire safety experts Mike Wright and Andy Speake, to talk about the importance of ensuring home fire and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working order, especially during lockdown. They discuss important information about home fire safety and advise on the best ways to keep our homes, and families, safe from fire and carbon monoxide.
Adam Cox is joined by the founder and chief executive officer of the UK charity the Pumping Heart Foundation, Nick Hartshorne-Evans, to talk about new research which demonstrates an underdiagnosis of iron deficiency amongst heart failure patients. They discuss the effects iron deficiency can have on a heart failure patients, in addition to the impacts and financial pressure underdiagnosis can put onto the NHS long term.
Adam Cox is joined by Joshua Burke, CEO of Bongo’s Bingo. They discuss why Bingo is traditionally seen as a pastime for the elderly, and how Bongo’s Bingo is doing things differently. Joshua explains what the experience economy is and why it’s growing so fast; as well as the move towards people preferring to spend their disposable income on experiences, rather than material goods.
Adam Cox is joined by Andrea Reynolds, CEO and Founder of Swoop Funding, as they discuss the challenges facing small businesses when it comes to accessing finance. Andrea talks about the different types of funding options and how they have evolved over the last decade. From peer to peer platforms, to loans and grants, Andrea talks about the ways in which entrepreneurs can grow their businesses without the hassle of dealing with individual lenders.