The Sustainable Care team had a large presence at the 4th Transforming Care conference in Copenhagen June 24th- 26th. Several members of our team and many of our international partners presented at the conference, which was titled Changing Priorities: The making of care policy and practices.

Our activities during the conference:

Monday 23rd June

16:45- 18:15

Session: Changing cultural ideas and care policies across welfare states and policy levels
Team members: Professor Catherine Needham and Patrick Hall.
Paper: Comparing UK care Values

Tuesday 25th June

09:00- 10:30

Session: Transforming care work: Impact on working conditions and job quality
Team member: Dr Diane Burns
Paper: Colonising and medicalising care: workforce reconfiguration in residential care in the UK

11:00- 12:30

Session: Social and Health Care Policies for Elderly Migrants in Europe
Team member: Professor Louise Ryan, Dr Majella Kilkey, Dr Magdolna Lőrinc and Obert Tawodzera
Paper: Analysing ageing in and out of place

Session: Social and Health Care Policies for Elderly Migrants in Europe
Team member: Obert Tawodzera, Professor Louise Ryan, Dr Majella Kilkey and Dr Magdolna Lőrinc
Paper: Ageing migrants in the UK

Session: Making the informal formal. Incentivizing the role of family care givers and migrant care workers in the provision of long term care within the home
Team members: Professor Janet Fast, Dr Norah Keating, and Jacquie Eales
Paper: Life course trajectories of family care: Implications for care policy

15:45- 17:15

Session: Symposium 2: Innovation for sustainable care: International perspectives from industry and practice
Team member: Dr Karla Zimpel-Leal
Paper: Emerging models of home care providers in the UK

Session: Symposium 2: Innovation for sustainable care: International perspectives from industry and practice
Team member: Dr Matthew Lariviere
Paper: Designing wellbeing: Imagining futures of care through emergent technologies

Session: Challenges to ageing in place: Potential risks of isolation and abandonment for frail older people living at home
Team member: Dr Diane Burns, Dr Cate Goodlad, Dr Kate Hamblin and Dr Karla Zimpel-Leal
Paper: Innovation in home care: The holy grail or new wine in old bottles?

Wednesday 26th June

09:00- 10:30

Session: Symposium 1: The role of national policies in shaping migrant workers’ experience in providing home care for older people in Europe
Team members: Professor Shereen Hussein and Dr Agnes Turnpenny
Paper: A comparative analysis of the sustainability of migrant care workers in eight OECD countries

Session: Symposium 7: Combining work and care: Workplace support and its contribution to sustainable care arrangements
Team members: Dr Kate Hamblin and Katja Knauthe
Paper: Progress and regression in the compatibility of care and work in the 21st century: an Anglo-German comparison
Convenors: Professor Sue Yeandle and Professor Jason Heyes