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CARE MATTERS Podcast, Live! AI, Sensors & Robots: What is next for Social Care in the UK? 

Text: CARE MATTERS PODCAST LIVE! 5-7pm, 7th November 2023 The Raynor Lounge (University of Sheffield Students' union) 'AI, Sensors & Robots: What is next for Social Care in the UK?'

Join us in Sheffield for a live recording of the Care Matters podcast on Tuesday 7th November! This event is part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences and is a joint event by the Centre for Care with the Digital Society Network ‘Digital Inclusion and Ethics Hub’.

Click here to book your place (eventbrite).

About the event

Technology has long been a part of caring arrangements in the UK and beyond, from telecare and monitoring services to care robotics. As an area of fast development (and increased investment) it is sometimes viewed as a ‘solution’ to the care crisis.

In this live podcast recording in the Raynor Lounge in the University of Sheffield Students’ Union, experts with lived experiences from the care and research sectors will explore some of the opportunities and challenges associated with increased digitalisation of social care. 

The podcast will be hosted by the Centre for Care’s Dr Kate Hamblin and will available to listen to after the event here on the Centre for Care website and on all major podcast platforms.


  • Caroline Waugh, member of Think Local Act Personal’s National Co-production Advisory Group and co-creator of Cycling 4 All in Sheffield
  • Madeleine Starr, Carers UK
  • Laura Sbaffi, Information School, The University of Sheffield
  • Katie Heard, The Good Things Foundation

And joining us after the episode recording for a question and answer session;

  • Sharon Wagg (University of Sheffield) 
  • Anastasia Rousaki (University of Sheffield) 
  • Grace Whitfield (University of Sheffield)

When is it?

Tuesday 7th November 2023


Where is it?

The Raynor Lounge
The University of Sheffield Sheffield Students’ Union
Western Bank
S10 2TG

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