15th June 2020
Sustainable Care seminar series: Carers and the failure of ‘identity’
18th May 2020
Sustainable Care seminar series: The Financialisation of Care: Investment funds and the sustainability of UK care homes
4th May 2020
Sustainable Care seminar series: The role of ‘replacement care’ in supporting working carers
11th March 2020
Care in and out of place: the experiences of ageing migrants
On the 11th of March 2020, our team working on Care ‘in’ and ‘out of’place held an event at Sadacca (Sheffield & District Afro Caribbean Community Association, The Wicker, Sheffield) to disseminate the findings of research. This event brought together older people, community organisations and other NGOs, researchers and policy-makers to discuss issues related to ageing and migration.
3rd February 2020
‘Gender, Care and Social Reproduction: why gender matters for care policy‘
Sustainable Care Seminar Series
21st November 2019
‘Innovations in home care: conversations on care’
19th November 2019
‘Social care, healthcare and superdiversity’
London, 22nd October, 2019
Director of CIRCLE, Professor Sue Yeandle was a guest speaker and panel discussant at the Social Market Foundation and ESRC event ‘Ask the expert: how do we better support the UK’s older carers?’
London, 4th September 2019
Sustainable Care team attended the Professional Careworkers Day main event.
Dr Karla Zimpel-Leal and Dr Agnes Turnpenny from the Sustainable Care team attended the main event for Professional Care Workers’ Day on 4th September 2019.
The event was organised by the National Association for Carer and Support Workers (NACAS).
Sustainable Care team presented at the
16th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Malmö, June 26th-28th
Members of the Sustainable Care team attended the 16th Annual IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) Conference at Malmö University in Sweden.
“The growing diversity and complexity of international migration present a need for reconceptualizing migration research. The aim of the 2019 IMISCOE Annual Conference is to facilitate exchanges in new concepts and innovative methodologies for understanding human migration in the 21st Century. We welcome proposals from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, social work, public administration, demography, social geography, and others.”- IMISCOE website
Sustainable Care team presented at the 4th Transforming Care conference in Copenhagen, June 24th-26th 2019
4th International CIRCLE Seminar, 19th June, Sheffield, UK
Emerging risks in paid care work: individualisation, insecurity and the gig economy
Dr Fiona MacDonald
Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia
The impact of the living wage and individualisation on organisational sustainability and workforce precarity in Scottish Social Care
Professor Ian Cunningham
Professor of Employment Relations, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland
The Sustainable Care team presented at IAGGER 2019, Gothenburg, 23rd May
In May 2019, members of the Sustainable Care team presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In a session, chaired by Sustainable Care collaborating partner Professor Elizabeth Hanson (Linnaeus University), titled ‘Towards Carer-Friendly Systems in the European Union: the EU Pillar of Social Rights as a Framework for Evidence-based Policymaking – Findings from the Eurocarers Research Working Group‘, SC Principal Investigator Sue Yeandle presented: ‘Sustainable care relationships in long-term care: work-life balance policies and their impact on older people’s caring networks‘
Also presenting in the session were collaborating partner Dr Giovanni Lamura (INRCA) and SC Advisory Board member Stecy Yhgemonos (Eurocarers).
15th April, How can small businesses benefit from supporting working carers?
The University of Sheffield and the Sustainable Care programme organised a free event for small to medium size employers at Halifax Hall in Sheffield on 15th April 2019. At the event there were opportunities to learn about:
- How your business can benefit from supporting working carers.
- Good practice from other companies supporting working carers.
- Affordable approaches to supporting working carers.
- An introduction to ‘Employers for Carers’, established by Carers UK which provides practical advice and help to develop carer-friendly policies and practice.
- Longer-term and tailored support the University of Sheffield can provide to help you and your working carers.
8- 12th April, Sustainable Care Team Visited Partners in Taipei
The Sustainable Care programme has been successful in winning additional UK research council funds, to be spent in 2018-19, to enhance international collaboration with colleagues in a restricted list of eligible countries.These included Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan; many thanks to our partners in these nations for supporting our application. The funds have so far enabled several groups from the Sustainable Care team to visit Toronto (November 2018) Sydney and Tokyo (February 2019) and, now in April 2019, Taipei, for a range of meetings, research workshops, policy-research conferences and contacts with policy and practice partners.
28- 29 March, IMISCOE event, Sheffield
The ‘Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond’ IMISCOE Spring Conference took place on 28-29 March 2019 in Sheffield, UK.
This conference was organised by the Migration Research Group (MRG) (Sustainable Care team members Dr Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan) at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Centre of Migration Research (CMR) at the University of Warsaw and IMISCOE. It wass supported by the Noble Foundation’s Programme on Modern Poland.
Professor Feargal Cochrane, University of Kent, Professor Nira Yuval Davis, University of East London, Professor Pawel Kaczmarczyk, University of Warsaw, Dr Majella Kilkey, University of Sheffield, Professor Louise Ryan, University of Sheffield, Professor Peter Scholten, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute, Catherine Woollard, European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Dr Aarti Iyer, University of Sheffield
February- Sustainable Care team visit to Tokyo & Sydney
In February, several members of the Sustainable Care programme travelled to Tokyo and Sydney to further connect with our international partners and share knowledge, expertise and data.
During the visit, our team collaborated with our partners on a range of activities, including Round Tables, Symposia, meetings with policy makers and even co-hosted a one-day conference!
The Sustainable Care programme‘s Leadership Group meeting took place in the first week of December. In the same week all of our UK Sustainable Care team members attended a workshop led by Professor Allister McGregor in Sheffield to explore the theoretical and conceptual issues relating to the sustainability of care. For the Sustainable Care programme, Allister leads the Work Package on Care: Sustainability and Wellbeing: a conceptual and analytical framework for policy and practice in care and caring
Toronto Visit, 19th- 23rd November
Members of the UK-based Sustainable Care team and our Canadian team based at the University of Alberta visited Toronto from 19th– 23rd November, and met with partners and stakeholders in our programme to discuss research sharing; concepts, theories and methods; international collaborations; and spent an afternoon progressing our joint plans. In Toronto, our three focus areas were Migration and Mobility; Work-care Reconciliation; and Technology and Care. We also held a one-day International Forum on Care and Caregiving, in partnership with Carers Canada and the University of Toronto.
Finland Visit, 23rd- 31st October
Director of CIRCLE, Professor Sue Yeandle delivered a Keynote speech at the Social Policy Days conference at the University of Tampere, then went on to attend the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care kick-off conference held at the University of Jyväskylä
25th & 26th September, Sustainable Care- 1st Annual Programme Conference
Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems held its 1st annual conference in Sheffield
This year, the conference brought together the whole UK-based team for the first time in our Sustainable Care Team Day on 25th September. On 26th September, we were pleased to hold our first Research and Policy Day, where national and international experts came together to discuss the challenges in Making Care Arrangements Sustainable, and the opportunities we have to influence the Re-Imagining of Care.
14th May, CIRCLE’s 3rd Annual International Seminar
3rd & 4th May, Sustainable Care Capacity Building in London
As part of the capacity building for the Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems programme, members of the team travelled to London to attended a two-day mobile seminar, focusing on achieving policy impact given the impending release of the Social Care Green paper this summer.
18th April, Care ‘In’ and ‘Out of’ Place kick off symposium
On 18th April, Sustainable Care Co-Investigators Dr Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan organised a symposium to mark the kick-off of their work package ‘Care ‘In’ and ‘Out of’ Place: towards sustainability and wellbeing in diverse and mobile contexts’.
8th & 9th March 2018, WUN innovations and Elderly Care meeting
23rd June, CIRCLE’s 2nd Annual International Seminar
17th May, CIRCLE’s 1st Annual International Seminar
CIRCLE held it’s first annual International Seminar in Sheffield, Guest speakers were Teppo Kröger, PhD (Tampere), Tim Anfilogoff (Integration Lead for Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group), Yueh-Ching Chou, PhD (Minnesota) and Wenjing Jin (PhD student in the School of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds)