About Care'N'Share

People working with and caring for older adults in many different settings, have told us their stories of experiences in care.

We have seen that while every person and situation is unique, there are patterns and common themes within people's experiences. There are so many excellent, creative ideas out there in care, but too often these ideas stay in just one person's head, leaving the next person to try and figure it all out for themselves. That's why we've built Care'N'Share!

We think sharing these stories will be of use to you when you are looking for ideas within your own care-giving roles.


Care'N'Share exists to share stories of good practice, encourage reflective practice and creative thinking in order to achieve good person-centred practice in older adult care. The information contained in this website should not be wholly relied upon when making any related decision. Care'N'Share will under no circumstances be liable to you in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website.

Care'N'Share is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy: no information is requested from you when you share your story of a caring experience. We feel that this anonymity encourages people to share freely without fear of judgment. In the event that a case is submitted that clearly indicates abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult, Care'N'Share has a moral and legal obligation to pass this information on: the submission source will be traced to the machine that was used via the machine's IP address, and the appropriate local safeguarding team alerted. By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site.

The Care'N'Share Team

Neil Maiden

Neil leads the research at City University London to develop new forms of digital support for care of older people with dementia. He is committed to bringing new technologies to carers to support them to become more reflective, more creative and more person-centred in their residential and domiciliary care. He has developed and rolled out new mobile apps for residential carers to use on shifts. He has overseen research to develop new forms of technology-enhanced games to train new carers in person-centred care practices. He is leading an Innovate UK project to commercialise new mobile apps to collect care data in diverse settings. He is collecting and publishing case studies of the impacts of new digital technologies in care settings. He currently leads research to render everyday professional work such as care work more creative and pleasurable. He is Professor of Systems Engineering and co-founder of City University London's Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.

Alise Kirtley

Alise works on a variety of projects that aim to support people living with dementia, their family and professional carers, to flourish. Alise's projects focus on the development of Practice, Technology, and Enterprise with a particular emphasis on delivering person-centred care through: Knowledge Transfer and Collaborative Working; Creative Thinking and Reflective Practice; acknowledging Human Rights and the Social Model of Disability. Alise has worked as a Culture Change Manager and Practice Development Consultant with care homes; lead training and awareness workshops for professional carers and family support groups; lead and contributed to research for Innovations in Dementia, The Bigger Boat for Ageing and Dementia, and My Home Life; and currently works with Neil Maiden at City University London to support the development of digital technologies to enhance person-centred dementia care.

Konstantinos Zachos

Konstantinos is a post-doctoral member of the research team at City University London, and develops new forms of digital support for the care of older people with dementia. He applies advanced software mechanisms to design and develop new forms of digital support for use by older people and their carers. These mechanisms provide new capabilities to capture and make sense of natural language inputs, both written and spoken, from carers, to generate new person-centred content for use in care, and to develop support to carers through mobile devices. He was a leading member of the European Union-funded Mirror project, in which he collaborated with the Registered Nursing Home Association to design and evaluate new mobile technologies in care settings.

James Lockerbie

James is a key member of the research team at City University London responsible for designing and maintaining the Care'N'Share web application. He draws on his extensive past experience in discovering and validating user requirements to ensure that the web application meets the needs of carers who use it. He also exploits his experience in developing software to support human creativity to design the application's support for person-centred care. He holds a Masters degree with distinction in Electronic Business Systems.


The Care'N'Share website implemented software that was developed during research supported by the EU-funded FP7 MIRROR integrated project 257617, 2010-1. More information about Mirror is available at http://www.mirror-project.eu and @MirrorIP

Development of the Care'N'Share website is supported by the UK's Skills for Care. The project is led by The Suffolk Brokerage and delivered in collaboration with City University London.