Christie Butcher outlines the statistics relating to carers in employment and explores the policy in place to support working carers – including the new Right to Carers Leave Bill.Read more about The Right to Carer’s Leave Bill is a good start but we need to go further
Dr Erika Kispeter revisits a report by the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee, entitled ‘A “gloriously ordinary life’’: spotlight on adult social care’, published in December 2022, to explore what could be missing.Read more about Reflections on the visibility of the social care workforce
Continuing our ‘Transitions that Matter’ commentary series, Adrian Murray writes his experiences during the COVID-19 lockdowns and how everyday life has been impacted.Read more about Transitioning into lockdown and getting stuck there
Rachael Black draws together the discussions from the Future of Care North conference centring on the care workforce, including the changing nature of the role and the potential opportunities this could bring when encouraging people to join and remain in the sector.Read more about The Future of Care Work?
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) first estimates of unpaid care from Census 2021 have been released. As one of the Census topic leads, Dr Sophie John discusses the Census results and upcoming workplans on unpaid care.Read more about Census 2021; How many unpaid carers are there in England and Wales?
For the second commentary in our Transitions that Matter series, Robert Punton writes about his experience of transitioning into ‘invisibility’.Read more about Transition into invisibility
Researcher Nadia Brookes explores what innovation in social care looks like, and how it can be one way of fixing a ‘broken system’.Read more about Do we really need innovation in social care?
Drawing on research by Carers UK and the Centre for Care, Serena Vicario explores the process and importance of self and social identification for unpaid carers, and what systems in place, or in development, can help do this.Read more about “Am I a carer?” Why self- and social identification of carers are becoming unavoidable topics
Kate Hamblin writes about her experience giving evidence to the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee’s inquiry on adult social care and comments on the subsequent report published in December ’22.Read more about Reflections on ‘A “gloriously ordinary life’’: spotlight on adult social care’