We were pleased to welcome five expert contributors to the first Sustainable Care Round Table on Re-Imagining Care, held at Carers UK on 31st May. This Round Table, which focused on the role of technology in making care arrangements sustainable, was the first in a series of ESRC-funded events designed to support debates generated by the expected publication of the UK Government’s Green Paper on Social Care, expected in Summer 2018.

elderly couple using touch screen device

The Sustainable Care Technology team consists of Professor Mark Hawley, Dr Kate Hamblin, Dr Sarah Smith, Matthew Lariviere, Alice Spann and Sarah Abdi from the University of Sheffield, and they were joined by our Director of Impact Madeleine Starr from Carers UK.

We would like to thank our guests for their contributions: Alyson Scurfield (TSA), Charles Lowe (Digital Health and Care Alliance), David Docherty (National Centre for Universities & Business), Mark Allen (Hampshire County Council) and Sebastian Conran (Consequential Robotics).

Watch this space for the policy brief!