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It’s Our Community! Part Two: A New and Progressive Vision For Social Care in Later Life

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In association with the Centre for Welfare Reform & The Healthy Lifespan Institute

Join us for a quick-fire conference on progressive visions for social care reform for those in later life.

A positive vision for inclusive communities in social care is possible. Join this event, featuring those with lived experience of social care in later life, alongside expertise from the Healthy Lifespan institute and the Centre for Welfare Reform, to discuss a new vision for social care in Sheffield.

Covid-19 has demonstrated the power of local neighbourhoods and the vital importance of ensuring people get personalised support and avoid congregated institutional care whenever possible. But social care for those in later life is still stuck in the past.

There has been a severe failure to invest in social care, to believe in communities and to protect the rights of families, disabled and older people.

It’s time to end poverty in social care and stop unfair charges and low wages, to invest in neighbourhoods and create welcoming and inclusive communities, and to liberate our citizens by cutting out bureaucracy and centralisation. The future of social care must be people-powered, rights-based and organised at a neighbourhood level.

Join the second part of this series of events on re-visioning social care to hear a range of new ideas and perspectives on how we could do this differently in Sheffield.

Speakers include:

  • Alexis Chappell, Director of Adult Health and Social Care at Sheffield City Council.

  • Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of Sheffield and Co-director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute.

  • Dr Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform and Secretary to the international cooperative Citizen Network.

  • Cheryl Barrott, Co-Founder of Change Agents.

  • Dr Anne Hollows, Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Professor Sue Yeandle, Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield and Director of CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities).

  • David Bussue, Service Director, SACMHA Health & Social Care

  • Professor Matthew Bennett, Co-Investigator at CIRCLE

  • Dr Kate Hamblin - Co-Investigator at CIRCLE

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Solving Poverty

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