Conversations on Care 2023-24

The following events for the Care Initiative took place during the 2023-24 academic year. Details of future events will be shared on the main Care Initiative page.

Human Rights in Care Homes for Older People: From Rhetoric to Reality

Thursday 2 November 2023
18:00 to 19:30


This talk focused on the human rights situation of older care home residents. It argued that in order to improve their human rights in practice, greater understanding of the practical issues facing them in relation to their rights is required, as well as a will to tackle these issues sustainably. To gain such insights, the voices of care home residents, their families, and staff, must be at the centre, with rigorous human rights research methodologies that take into account the complex care home environment. The talk also introduced a typology of approaches that address this complexity and provide a foundation to define and tackle the challenge of navigating between rhetoric and practical implementation.

Report: Human Rights in Care Homes: From Rhetoric to Reality

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