From websites to specialist journals and major publications, I pride myself on an approachable and very readable writing style, an ability to communicate key ideas and themes, and supreme attention to detail that makes the content I produce stand out from the crowd.

As an expert in ageing, health and social care I have an authoritative voice and a dedicated following for my work. I have a passion for telling the stories that make health and care issues come to life, and a uniquely personal perspective as a former carer to my father.

KEY FACTS ABOUT MY CONTENT CREATION WORK:

  • I am able to write on any topic around ageing, health and social care.
  • I have a 7+ year track record of producing content that is accurate, accessible, informative and appealing, delivered on time and to the agreed specifications.
  • I have a vast array of experiences (both personal and also professional through my training, mentoring and consultancy work) to draw on, giving my writing a uniquely readable style.
  • I ensure content conforms to guidelines, eg: dementia language guidelines.
  • I signpost to relevant organisations/initiatives whenever possible, and I have an extensive database and network of contacts to support this.
  • I write both authored work (which I share with my social media following and is listed in my portfolio further down this page) and ghost-written work.
  • I am experienced in incorporating keywords and other SEO requirements.
  • I can provide content marketing and/or social media marketing consultancy to help you maximise your content.

This blog sums up my passion for content creation: https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/opinion/how-words-can-make-or-break-us/

COMMENTS ABOUT MY CONTENT CREATION:

“Beth’s work ethic is impeccable. Any piece of work undertaken is always produced to the highest of standards. It really is a pleasure to work alongside her. I trust any task given to her and know that it will be completed to the highest quality with reputable references that are eminent in current best practice and thinking.”
Sarah Ormston, Health, Dementia and Wellbeing Manager, MacIntyre

“Beth has a great understanding of your needs beyond the original brief, delivering high quality copywriting and helpful advice regarding content. Beth has a wealth of experience both personal and academically, and really takes the time to listen to you.”
Stephanie Coyne, Marketing Manager, Consultus

CONTENT I’VE PRODUCED (ONLINE AND IN PRINT) INCLUDES:

  • Features
  • Articles
  • Blogs
  • News Items
  • eBooks
  • Guides
  • Interviews
  • Case studies
  • Webpage copy
  • Training materials
  • Opinion pieces
  • Topical debate pieces
  • Books

MY WRITING BACKGROUND:

I’ve had a passion for writing my whole life, excelling at English language, English literature and history from a young age. I freelanced with sport and lifestyle feature writing before becoming Editor of Voiceoffootball from 2005-2007, with 23 columnists writing for me.

As my father’s dementia continued to advance, I made the decision to prioritise his needs, and that remained the case until he passed away.

Through my writing I aim to appeal to the hearts and minds of my audience and communicate honestly and passionately. My work has been described as engaging, informative, inspiring and easy to understand.

I am the author of D4Dementia, one of the most highly-acclaimed and widely-read dementia blogs in the world.  I have also blogged for Huffington Post, and written numerous guest blogs.

MY AUTHORED PORTFOLIO:

November 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Would you be able to spot diabetes in a family member?’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/11/able-spot-diabetes-family-member/

November 2019: Promedica24 – ‘An Armistice Day thank you’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/11/an-armistice-day-thank-you/

November 2019: Promedica24 – ‘More than just feeling low’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/11/just-feeling-low/

October 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Loneliness in older age’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/10/loneliness-blog/

October 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Mental health for all’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/10/mental-health-for-all/ 

September 2019: Dept of Health and Social Care – ‘Championing unheard voices’ https://socialcare.blog.gov.uk/2019/09/20/championing-unheard-voices/

September 2019: NACAS – ‘Care workers became our extended family’ https://www.nacas.org.uk/blog.html

September 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Boost your wellbeing in five ways’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/09/boost-wellbeing-five-ways/

September 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Time to talk about male cancers’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/09/time-talk-male-cancers/

August 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Celebrating our diversity’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/08/celebrating-our-diversity/

August 2019: 3 Nations Dementia Working Group – ‘The Individual in Us All’ https://www.3ndementiawg.org/the-individual-in-us-all/

August 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Fun for all ages’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/08/fun-for-all-ages/

July 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Communicating with a person who has dementia’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/07/communicating-person-dementia/

July 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Enjoying the great outdoors when living with dementia’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/07/enjoying-great-outdoors-living-dementia/

June 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Transforming care for people with a learning disability’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/06/transforming-care-for-people-with-a-learning-disability/

June 2019: Dementia Carers Count – ‘Silent Carers’ https://dementiacarers.org.uk/2019/06/10/silent-carers/

May 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Signs of a Stroke: Act FAST’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/05/fast-for-stroke/

May 2019: Consultus – ‘No place like home’ https://www.consultuscare.com/about/news/no-place-like-home/

April 2019: Nursing and Residential Care (NRC) – ‘How previous life routines affect sundown syndrome’ https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/nrec.2019.21.5.260 (Subscriber only content)

April 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Raising awareness of Parkinson’s’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/04/raising-awareness-parkinsons/

April 2019: Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland – ‘How words can make or break us’ https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/opinion/how-words-can-make-or-break-us/#expanded

March 2019: Brighterkind – ‘The benefits of revisiting memories’ https://www.brighterkind.com/news/blog/revisiting-memories

March 2019: Consultus – ‘My family member has been diagnosed with a type of dementia – How can I help?’ https://www.consultuscare.com/about/news/my-family-member-has-been-diagnosed-with-a-type-of-dementia-how-can-i-help/

March 2019: Promedica24 – ‘The importance of social connectivity for people with dementia’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/03/importance-social-connectivity-people-dementia/

Feb 2019: Consultus – ‘I’m worried that my family member may be developing dementia’ https://www.consultuscare.com/about/news/i-m-worried-that-my-family-member-may-be-developing-dementia/

Feb 2019: Foundation for Nursing Studies (FoNS) – ‘My passion for person and relationship centred care and support’ https://www.fons.org/common-room/blogs

Feb 2019: Promedica24 – ‘Using music to find magic moments in dementia care’ https://www.promedica24.co.uk/2019/02/using-music-find-magic-moments-dementia-care/

Nov 2018: Social Care Future – ‘A future for social care where personal experience is REALLY valued’ https://socialcarefuture.blog/2018/11/26/a-future-for-social-care-where-personal-experience-is-really-valued/

Nov 2018: Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) – Talking Care (Issue 5) – Pages 26-28 ‘Learning from people with a learning disability’ http://www.talkingcare.online/talkingcare-issue5/TalkingCareOnline_Issue5.html

Oct 2018: Dementia Alliance International – ‘The power of our voices’ https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/the-power-of-our-voices/

Sept 2018: Care Talk – ‘Don’t Neglect The Key Skills of Your Staff’ https://www.caretalk.co.uk/previous-issues/

June 2018: Nursing Older People (RCNi) – ‘Mum and I were confused as to why Dad would be given morphine’ https://rcni.com/nursing-older-people/opinion/comment/mum-and-i-were-confused-to-why-dad-would-be-given-morphine-135766 (Subscriber only content)

March 2018: Elder – ‘Living with Dementia – Your Essential Guide’ https://www.elder.org/care-guides/living-with-dementia/

Feb 2018: John’s Campaign – ‘Why John’s Campaign is Still So Relevant, and So Needed’ http://johnscampaign.org.uk/#/post/why-jc-is-still-so-relevant-and-still-so-needed

Feb 2018: Dementia Action Alliance – ‘Implimenting the PM Challenge on Dementia 2020’ https://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/news/26415_beth_britton

Dec 2017: Elder – ‘Prevention – The Pledge the NHS Really Needs from All of Us’ https://www.elder.org/the-elder/prevention-the-pledge-the-nhs-really-needs-from-all-of-us/

Oct 2017: Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) – Talking Care (Issue 4) – Article (Pages 14-15) ‘Improvement for all-time, not just crisis-time’, and guest editorial (Page 3) – http://www.talkingcare.online/talkingcare-issue4/TalkingCareOnline_Issue4.html

Aug 2017: National Dementia Carers Day – ‘I was once where you are now’ http://www.nationaldementiacarersday.co.uk/supporter-messages-and-news/

July 2017: Elder – ‘Sandwich Caring – Looking after the Youngest and Oldest in Your Family’ https://www.elder.org/feature/sandwich-caring-looking-after-the-youngest-and-oldest-in-your-family/

June 2017: Elder – ‘The Truth about Unpaid Caring at 65+’ https://www.elder.org/feature/the-truth-about-unpaid-caring-at-65-plus/

June 2017: Alzheimer’s Society Personal Choice Supplement – ‘Information is Power’ (Page 8) https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/download/downloads/id/3557/personal_choice_supplement_spring_2017.pdf

May 2017: Elder – ‘The Emotional Impact of Dementia’ https://www.elder.org/feature/the-emotional-impact-of-dementia/

Feb 2017: Dementia Action Alliance – ‘Why I joined Dementia Action Alliance’ http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/news/21747_blog_why_i_joined_dementia_action_alliance

Feb 2017: MacIntyre – ‘Why everyone needs a Great Interaction’ http://www.macintyrecharity.org/why-everyone-needs-a-great-interaction/

Jan 2017: Care Choices – ‘Dementia Friendly Norfolk 2017’ (contributor) http://www.carechoices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Dementia-Friendly-Norfolk-2017.pdf

Oct 2016: South West Care Magazine – ‘Why care improvement is for every social care provider’ http://www.carefocussw.co.uk/swcm/

Oct 2016: Care Talk – ‘What does it take to pass my ‘Mum Test’?’ http://www.caretalk.co.uk/what-does-it-take-to-pass-my-mum-test/

Sept 2016: Alzheimer’s Society Personal Choice Supplement – ‘Embracing my dad’s individuality’ (Page 8) https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=3157

Sept 2016: BRACE Autumn 2016 newsletter – “Hello, My Name Is” (Page 14) https://www.alzheimers-brace.org/newsletter

July 2016: Sanctuary Social Care – ‘A call to realise the potential of the Care Act for carers’ http://www.sanctuarysocialcare.com/blog/a-call-to-realise-the-potential-of-the-care-act-for-carers-61864103320

June 2016: Nursing Older People (RCNi) – ‘Older people hit by Brexit backlash’ https://rcni.com/nursing-older-people/opinion/comment/older-people-hit-brexit-backlash-58976

May 2016: Arc Seven – ‘What makes great dementia training?’ http://www.arcseven.co.uk/dementia-training

April 2016: Sanctuary Social Work News – ‘The darling debate’ http://www.sanctuarysocialcare.com/blog/april-june-issue-of-sanctuary-social-work-news-out-now–69211247036

Jan 2016: Sanctuary Social Work News – ‘Life with dementia’ http://www.sanctuarysocialcare.com/blog/january-march-issue-of-sanctuary-social-work-news-out-now–64412281262

Nov 2015: Retire Savvy – ‘Living with dementia’ https://retiresavvy.skipton.co.uk/real-life-living-dementia

Nov 2015: Dementia UK – ‘Facing dementia – Finding the positives and getting support’  http://www.dementiauk.org/facing-dementia-finding-the-positives-and-getting-support/

Sept 2015: Cap Awards – ‘The importance of excellence in care home catering and housekeeping’ http://www.capaward.co.uk/news/the-importance-of-excellence-in-care-home-catering-and-housekeeping/

May 2015: Mears Group – ‘Care and dementia’ http://www.mearsgroup.co.uk/care-and-dementia/

May 2015: The Guardian – ‘Good care but carelessness: What I found from shadowing a CQC inspection’ http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/may/14/good-care-but-carelessness-what-i-found-from-shadowing-a-cqc-inspection

April 2015: Young Dementia UK – ‘Living with a learning disability and dementia’  http://www.youngdementiauk.org/blogs/living-learning-disability-and-young-onset-dementia

April 2015: Rhapsody in Words – ‘Film review: Still Alice’  http://rhapsodyinwords.com/2015/04/06/film-review-still-alice-guest-blog-by-beth-britton/

March 2015: Dementia Women – ‘My dad: A man in a woman’s world’ http://www.dementiawomen.org.uk/opus48.html

Feb 2015: BRACE – http://www.alzheimers-brace.org/blog/guest-blogger-beth-britton

Dec 2014: The Age Page – http://www.theagepage.co.uk/the_age_page/2014/12/advent-calendar-2014-day-11.html

July/Aug 2014: Learning Disability Today – ‘Living well with dementia’

June/July 2014: Journal of Community Nursing – ‘Making a difference to the lives of people with dementia and their carers’ http://www.jcn.co.uk/journal/06-2014/editorial/1635-making-a-difference-to-the-lives-of-people-with-dementia-and-their-carers/

June 2014: Carewatch – ‘Remembering you matter’ http://www.carewatch.co.uk/blog/2014/june/09/remembering-you-matter/

May 2014: Nursing Times – ‘Good dementia care needs human interaction, not apps’ http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/mental-health/good-dementia-care-needs-human-interaction-not-apps/5071422.article?blocktitle=Practice-comment&contentID=6854

May 2014: Jessica Kingsley Publishers ‘Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia’ – http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849055147

May 2014: Memory Bank – ‘Taking a trip down memory lane’ http://www.memory-bank.org/news/taking-trip-down-memory-lane-how-past-made-present-more-pleasurable-my-dad-beth-britton

April 2014: Independent Age – ‘Beth Britton: From carer to campaigner’  http://www.independentage.org/blog/blog/2014/april/beth-britton-from-carer-to-campaigner/

March 2014: BRACE newsletter – ‘From my dad’s bedside to the G8 Dementia Summit’ http://www.alzheimers-brace.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/BRACEnewsletter_spring2014.pdf

Feb 2014: Nursing and Residential Care Journal – http://www.nursingresidentialcare.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.html?uid=103257;article=NRC_16_3_126

Jan 2014: Gracewell Healthcare – ‘What makes a good dementia care home?’ http://blog.gracewell.co.uk/makes-good-dementia-care-home/

Dec 2013: The Guardian – ‘G8 dementia summit: The real work begins now’ http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2013/dec/18/g8-dementia-summit-global-fight-back

Nov 2013: The Guardian – ‘Improving dementia care: ask those who have lived with the illness’ http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2013/nov/18/improving-dementia-care-patients-and-families

Oct 2013: Alzheimer’s Research UK – ‘My family and dementia’ http://www.dementiablog.org/family-dementia/

Sept 2013: Yahoo – http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/dementia-means-family-172300696.html

Sept 2013: Yahoo – http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/parent-needs-care-cant-094300175.html

Sept 2013: Yahoo – http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/gran-got-dementia-child-help-165100955.html

May 2013: Journal of Dementia Care – http://www.careinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/22-24MJ13web.pdf

April 2013: Healthcare.co.uk – http://www.healthcare.co.uk/the-new-dementia-screening-programme-what-you-need-to-know/

April 2013: Relative Matters – ‘Having quality of life with dementia’ http://www.relativematters.org/having-quality-of-life-with-dementia/

Jan 2013: Gransnet – ‘Dad, dementia and me’ http://www.gransnet.com/blogs/dad-dementia-and-me

Jan 2013: Nursing and Residential Care Journal – http://www.nursingresidentialcare.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.html?uid=96296;article=NRC_15_2_102_104

Dec 2012: The Age Page – http://www.theagepage.co.uk/the_age_page/2012/12/16-.html

Dec 2012: Department of Health/UK Prime Minister – ‘Xmas to remember’ campaign http://xmas-to-remember.tumblr.com/post/37833891090/the-greatest-present-a-blog-post-by-beth-britton

Nov 2012: Community Care – ‘Families and professionals must work together to transform dementia care’ http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/adult-care-blog/2012/11/families-and-professionals-must-work-together-to-transform-dementia-care.html

Oct 2012: CPI Training (USA) – ‘The dementia talking’ http://www.crisisprevention.com/Blogs/Dementia-Care-Blog–Facilitating-Best-Abilities-an/October-2012/The-Dementia-Talking

Oct 2012: Nursing Times – ‘Is dementia nursing undervalued?’ http://www.nursingtimes.net/opinion/is-dementia-nursing-undervalued/5050344.article?blocktitle=Comment-and-blogs&contentID=4461

Aug 2012: BRACE newsletter – ‘Finding light in the darkness’ http://www.alzheimers-brace.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/newsletter_autumn2012_lo-res.pdf

Aug 2012: Creative Bloc – ‘How to make your work stand out’ http://www.creative-bloc.co.uk/how-to-make-your-work-stand-out/

Aug 2012: My Ageing Parent – ‘Positive Dementia Action Plan – Part 2: http://www.myageingparent.com/positive-dementia-action-plan-part-2/

July 2012 to Sept 2012: Series for Engage with You – http://www.engagewithyou.com/conversations/blogs/beth-britton/

July 2012: My Ageing Parent – ‘Positive Dementia Action Plan – Part 1: http://www.myageingparent.com/positive-dementia-action-plan-part-1/

July 2012: Nursing Times – ‘Nursing dementia better’ http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-specialisms/neurology/nursing-dementia-better/5046834.article?blocktitle=Comment-and-blogs&contentID=4461

June 2012: Department of Health – ‘Long Term Conditions’ strategy http://longtermconditions.dh.gov.uk/have-your-say/

June 2012: Whose Shoes – ‘In the shoes of…Beth Britton’ http://whoseshoes.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/in-the-shoes-of-beth-britton-freelance-feature-writer-blogger-and-dementia-campaigner/

May 2012: The Gooner – ‘A lasting legacy’ http://www.onlinegooner.com/article.php?section=exclusive&id=2705

April 2012: The Gooner – ‘When the going gets tough…’  http://www.onlinegooner.com/article.php?section=exclusive&id=2670