Keynote speaker announced!
We are pleased to announce keynote speaker Professor Joan Tronto who will be addressing the conference on Wednesday 1st April. She will talk about “Ending Wealth-Care: The Future of Caring Democracy”.
About the conference
Around the world, arrangements for the care of people who need help to manage daily life are evolving. Care is needed ‘at home’ and ‘across continents’; it must meet the needs of individuals and of families and communities; it must be possible alongside paid work and connect with health services. It can occur at any life stage, is of incalculable value, yet comes at no small cost; its consequences for families and social relations truly matter.
Changing families, longer lives and shifting economic and policy contexts lie behind this evolution. Yet today, care arrangements are not sustainable; too often they fail to deliver wellbeing. Forms of care work are diversifying, yet care remains low status work. Users offered ‘choice’ face rationed services. Public systems are under strain, market actors struggle and the role of technologies remains unclear.
Organised by the Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems team based in the UK, this conference offers a space for critical analysis, constructive debate and forward thinking. It will provide ‘food for thought’ and a guide to action for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and all who consider decent care a vital issue of our time. We hope you will join us.
Professor Sue Yeandle, University of Sheffield
Registration and tickets
Early Bird registration is now closed.
Standard (18th January 2020- 20th March 2020)- £330.00
Standard- Sustainable Care partner- £270.00
Standard- PhD also attending pre-conference (details here)- £140.00
The conference fee includes breaks and lunch, conference materials, certification for participation (if required), access to all conference sessions and the conference dinner on Wednesday 1st April at Sheffield Town Hall. Travel costs and accommodation are not included.