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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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
Continuing ‘The Transitions that Matter’ series: Robert Walker writes about transitioning into older age, and the financial risks involved.Read More about The financial risks of transitioning into older age
A newly published PhD-thesis on welfare technology for older people and their informal carers in a Swedish context by Maria Nilsson, doctoral student at the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre.Read More about Welfare technology for older people and their informal carers in a Swedish context
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We are delighted to welcome Richard Humphries to Care Matters to discuss his recent book, ‘Ending the Social Care Crisis: A New Road to Reform’. Hosted by Dr Duncan Fisher.Read More about Podcast- Ending the Social Care Crisis: In conversation with Richard Humphries
Read about our new visual representation of a care ecosystem, drawn by artist Laura Brodrick.Read More about A flourishing social care ecosystem
New research by Centre for Care colleagues Jingwen Zhang, Maria Petrillo & Matt Bennett, in collaboration with Carers NI, estimates the value of unpaid care in Northern Ireland.Read More about New report- Unpaid carers saving Northern Ireland’s health service £5.8 billion per year
Dr Emily Burn and Professor Catherine Needham have worked with the LGIU to produce a new report entitled ‘What role for local government in Scotland’s National Care Service?’, launching on 1st December with an online event.Read More about Report launch event: What role for local government in Scotland’s National Care Service?