Bupa calls on startups to boost innovation in aged care


Small business from the UK, Australia and New Zealand have chance to pilot their programmes across Bupa’s network of care homes

Bupa is calling on startups in a bid to bring further innovation to the aged care sector. As part of its Bupa B Table programme, pitches need to be designed to benefit older people, either by supporting nurses and carers working in Bupa homes, or through supporting independent living.

Applications are open now, and successful candidates will be mentored by senior Bupa business leaders and technology experts. They will also have access to space in Bupa’s offices to develop their ideas, and potential investment from Bupa to help develop their products.

Building the future of care

Building the future of care

Building the future of care – it starts with you

With just one month to go, now is the time to book your tickets to the Future of Care Conference taking place on Tuesday 13th March at The Kings Fund, London. The event includes an impressive line-up of speakers and topics during the one-day conference and the popularity to date proves that an event of this calibre and focus is required within the sector to help care professionals from across the country to unite to share experiences and knowledge.

Karaoke Sessions Hit The Right Note At Glasgow Care Home

Karaoke Sessions

Residents at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow have been channelling their favourite musical icons with their very own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’.


The home – which is in the Cessnock area of the city – has been hosting popular karaoke nights at the request of residents, who have been keen to take the microphone. Family members and staff at the home have also been able to get involved with the fun. 


Inspired by conversations with the residents and their own personal interests, the nights have provided an eclectic mix of songs, with those living at the home performing classic hits from yesteryear such as It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra. 


Clydebank Care Home Planning Tuck Shop Treat To Help Tackle Dementia, Thanks To Pub Donation

Clydebank Care Home Planning Tuck Shop Treat To Help Tackle Dementia, Thanks To Pub Donation

Bupa’s Hill View Care Home is planning to install a new tuck shop, thanks to a generous donation from a Clydebank pub.


Each year, customers and colleagues at the Mountblow Bar on Dumbarton Road rally together to raise money for a local good cause. This year Cheryl Sweeney, a member of the bar staff, chose Bupa’s Hill View Care Home to be the recipient, as her grandparents were residents at the home until they passed away.

Not just down to 'fete' - Care home raises £1000 from Summer event

Bupa’s Deanfield Care Home in Glasgow is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised a staggering £1000, smashing its original fundraising target.

The care home, on Deanfield Quadrant, opened its doors to the public and invited them in to enjoy some fun in the sun with the residents and staff.

Various activities and stalls were set up for residents, guests and visitors at the home, including a baking stall, craft stalls, a stall selling handmade products, holistic therapy, food stalls selling a selection of Indian cuisines, face painting, a bouncy castle and a fire engine.

Joined by their relatives and friends, the residents at Deanfield had a great afternoon browsing the attractions and assisting staff on the stalls and games.


Residents at a care home, Paisley are visited by Scotland’s largest owl display team

Residents at a care home in Paisley have been getting wise with wildlife thanks to an in-house visit from Scotland’s largest owl display team.

Bupa’s Braemount care home, on Donaldswood Road, welcomed Owl Magic into the home, giving the residents the chance to hold and touch the birds and learn about their new feathered friends.

Residents were encouraged to interact with the different breeds – from the smaller scopus owl to the much larger snowy owl – all of which have been highly trained to handle any situation.