The Department for Work and Pensions and University of Sheffield meet regularly in Sheffield to discuss the strategic relationship between their research and policy functions. On 18 January, CIRCLE Director, Professor Sue Yeandle addressed the group on: Sustainable Care: Pathways to responsive policy-making. She briefly introduced the Sustainable Care programme, outlining its aims, focus on the care of older, sick and disabled people and describing the research it is undertaking in partnership with policymakers, care sector organisations and employers. Sue highlighted the programme’s aim of better understanding how systems and people connect and inter-relate, so that future arrangements for meeting care needs and supporting those who give or receive care, can deliver wellbeing outcomes for all within a sustainable system underpinned by well-supported caring relationships.

Professor Sue Yeandle Director CIRCLE Principal Investigator