CARE: challenges and solutions for a sustainable future

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12th October 2019

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CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities) is a Faculty of Social Sciences Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, led by Director and Professor of Sociology Sue Yeandle.

Location:
Sheffield

Date:
1-2 April 2020

Time:
09:00 – 17:00

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Categories:
AI & Data, Communications, Human geography and The University of Sussex

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Around the world, arrangements for the care of people who need help to manage daily life are evolving. Care is needed ‘at home’ and ‘across continents’; it must meet the needs of individuals and of families and communities; it must be possible alongside paid work and connect with health services. It can occur at any life stage, is of incalculable value, yet comes at no small cost; its consequences for families and social relations truly matter.

Changing families, longer lives and shifting economic and policy contexts lie behind this evolution. Yet today, care arrangements are not sustainable; too often they fail to deliver wellbeing. Forms of care work are diversifying, yet care remains low status work. Users offered ‘choice’ face rationed services. Public systems are under strain, market actors struggle and the role of technologies remains unclear.

Please see the Circle Group event page for full details on the conference and submitting an abstract.


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