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
Continuing ‘The Transitions that Matter’ series: Terry Blatter shares her experience of caring, through three generations of family, suffering dementia.Read more about The Three Acts of Dementia
Our new report, written by Centre for Care colleagues Kate Hamblin and Rachael Black, looks at unpaid carers in South Yorkshire and their use of, and access to, digital technologies and online services.Read more about Digital exclusion and unpaid carers in South Yorkshire
New research by Centre for Care colleagues Maria Petrillo & Matt Bennett, in collaboration with Carers UK, estimates the value of unpaid care in England and WalesRead more about Value of unpaid care in England and Wales now exceeds that of NHS budget
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
This episode is a reflection, in Baroness Andrews’ own words, on the recent report published by the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee, ‘A “gloriously ordinary life’’: spotlight on adult social care’. The report included evidence submitted by colleagues at the Centre for Care.Read more about Podcast- Reflections on ’A gloriously ordinary life’: In conversation with Baroness Andrews
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?
In this episode of the podcast we’re discussing the new EU Care Strategy, which was formally adopted by the European Commission in December 2022. Becky Driscoll, one of our Research Associates, is joined by guests Stecy Yghemonos (Eurocarers) and Zoe Hughes (Care Alliance Ireland).Read more about Podcast- The EU Care Strategy: a watershed moment for unpaid carers and care workers across Europe?
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
A new CARE MATTERS podcast episode hosted by Dr Rachael Black, with special guests Liz Naylor and Chris Sterry, exploring the ‘invisibilities’ of Social Care.Read more about CARE MATTERS podcast- The Invisibilities of Social Care: perspectives from unpaid carers
To mark Carers Rights Day 2022, we have collaborated with Carers UK on a new report entitled ‘Cycles of caring: transitions in and out of unpaid care’, and added insights into the nature of unpaid care in the UKRead more about New report in partnership with Carers UK for Carers Rights Day 2022
Harriet Ann Patrick shares research findings from a recent project with the ONS, and what these findings mean for the future of researching unpaid care.Read more about Home ownership and unpaid care in England and Wales: a project with the Office for National Statistics.
To coincide with the Talk Money Week campaign, Louise Overton, Rachael Black and Becky Driscoll explore the impact that reducing, or stopping, paid work to care for a friend or family member can have on a person’s immediate and long-term financial wellbeing. Plus the knock on effects for long term savings and pensions.Read more about Juggling work and care: the impact of reducing work on financial wellbeing