The Centre for Care links experts on care in 5 universities, 3 major charities and the UK’s Office for National Statistics.
Funded as an ESRC Research Centre to address the need for evidence on care that can make a difference, we have built a large research team to co-produce excellent research on care topics that really matter. We work closely with partner organisations in the care sector and people with direct experience of care.
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Dr Grace Whitfield reflects on concerns around the collection of health and social care data, exploring how public trust is impacted by how data is used.Read More about Who cares about data? Tensions between public trust and private interests in health and social care
Majella Kilkey writes about the current discussions around restricting migrant care workers’ bringing dependants to the UK.Read More about “Taking back control of our borders”. It’s the dependants stupid!
At the Centre for Care, we are about to embark on fieldwork to examine some of the ongoing and recent examples of care worker organising in England.Read More about Care worker organising – where is it at, and where does it go from here?
This European Carers Day we explore the importance of a work-life-care balance for carers, and the support and policies needed to make that a reality.Read More about Work, life care? Supporting carers to find the right balance for them
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News and latest content from the Centre for Care
We are pleased to welcome Dr Tanja Ahlin from the University of Amsterdam to present an online seminar on Tuesday 27th February 2024.Read More about Seminar: Transnational Care Collectives: Digital technologies for elder care in Indian nurse families
We are pleased to welcome Dr Sayendri Panchadhyayi to present an online seminar on Tuesday 6th February 2024.Read More about Seminar: ‘Intimate Transactions in Carework: Precarity, Purpose and Pleasure’
Kate Hamblin speaks with care sector employers about how values-based recruitment can lead to better retention and positive, person-centred care.Read More about Podcast- Values-based recruitment in Adult Social Care, part one
Applications now closed. The Centre for Care Summer School is a week-long residential programme in Sheffield in September 2024, for students whose PhD studies align with the themes and research of the Centre for Care.Read More about Centre for Care Summer School: Applications now closed