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New Sustainable Care publications- downloads available

The Potential of Technology in Adult Social Care
Policymakers and sector leaders often present technology as a solution to challenges in social care, yet the place of technology as a source of future sustainability is far from clear. James Wright, Kate Hamblin and Matthew Lariviere draw on their ongoing research to explore the potential for technology to address issues of sustainability, wellbeing and care quality.

Working carers in the Ministry of Justice: Summary of Research findings‘ written by Camille Allard.
The case study, conducted within the MoJ, aimed to understand what constitutes good workplace support for carers in employment, and to what extent this support is accessible to all MoJ employees (who are also UK civil servants). The report is part of the work of the research team, Combining work and care: how do workplace support and technologies contribute to sustainable care arrangements?

CARE MATTERS podcast- New episodes available

CIRCLE’s Flagship Programme,

Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems

Established in 2006, CIRCLE – the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities  is a Faculty of Social Sciences research centre conducting research, evaluation and consultancy on contemporary policy, practice and theoretical issues and debates on topics in three main areas: care, labour and equalities.

The Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems programme is CIRCLE’s major research programme, undertaken with an ESRC award for the period 2017 to 2021.

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Who We Are

CIRCLE is led by Director Professor Sue Yeandle, and comprises team of researchers working collaboratively across disciplines relevant to care and caring and to paid and unpaid work in diverse contexts, conducting studies which aim also to explore issues of equality, diversity, difference and fairness. Our multidisciplinary team includes professors, lecturers, researchers, PhD students and collaborators, plus CIRCLE’s dedicated research manager and administrator.

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Research areas within the Sustainable Care Programme:

Care ‘In’ and ‘Out of’ Place

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CIRCLE and CIRCLE members regularly debate and discuss our research topics and latest findings on care, labour and equalities in the media, with partners and at events and conferences. Keep up to date with our latest news.

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