Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities
CIRCLE researchers will be using the outcomes of the 2021 census to update our understanding of unpaid carers. If you are involved in providing care services at local or national level we can help inform your decisions, get in touch with us. In June 2021 we produced two films which highlight the importance of using census data, please watch and share:
In March 2021 we produced two more films which aimed to encourage unpaid carers to self-identify and include any hours, no matter how few, they spend supporting a loved one in the 2021 census.
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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.
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.
Research areas within the Sustainable Care Programme:
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