Conversations on Care 2018-19

Michaelmas Term

The events in Michaelmas Term 2018 were held as part of the seminar series: The Green Templeton College Health and Care Studies Seminars organised by the fellows of Green Templeton College, Oxford.

Sustainable care systems: lessons from the four UK nations

Thursday 11 October 2018, 18:30
Read report from ‘Sustainable care systems’

Speakers: Professor Catherine Needham and Patrick Hall, University of Birmingham.

Chair: Professor Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Oxford.

20 years on from devolution, the speakers presented emerging findings from a study of care regimes in the four nations of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). It considered how the four nations can be located within typologies of care, and looked in particular at two narratives, which dominate care policy in all four settings: wellbeing and outcomes. The research is part of the ESRC Large Grant on Sustainable Care, based at the University of Sheffield.

Reform of social care funding in Britain

Thursday 15 November 2018, 18:00
Read a report from ‘Reform of social care funding in Britain’

Speaker: Laura Gardiner, Research Director, Resolution Foundation.

Discussant: Kate Barker, Chairman, King’s Fund Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England.

Chair: Professor Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Oxford.

Trinity Term

Preventing falls and frailty: a review of community-level provision in England for improving strength and balance in later life

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 18:00

Speakers: Jane McDermott, Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better, University of Manchester, and Dr Lis Boulton, Research Fellow, Policy Research Unit Older People and Frailty, University of Manchester.

This conversation focused on presenting the results and recommendations from a recent, wide-ranging research study of local-level provision for activities to prevent falls across England. As well as case studies of good practice, it outlined recommendations to ensure that there is a sufficient supply of and support for evidence-based programmes for improving strength and balance that are accessible and affordable for everyone.

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Professor Mary Daly, University of Oxford


Ruth Loseby, Green Templeton College