Caring through the life course

Cherry Reds 88-92 John Bright St
Monday 5 November 2018 (10:30-14:30)

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caring through the life course

We want to bring carers and former carers together with academics in an informal and safe setting to share real-life experiences of caregiving and what this entails over life courses.

This event, hosted by Professor Fiona Carmichael and Dr Joy Fillingham is about the realities of caring for another person over time. Participants who will have the chance to talk about their understanding and experiences of caregiving and compare how theories around caregiving relate to the realities. There will be informal conversations and ideas will be shared.

Topics for discussion include:

  • How caring relationships change over time
  • The different challenges that individuals face as carers at various stages throughout their lives.
  • What it truly means to be a carer
  • What the outside world sees/thinks/says about caring
  • Linking real-life experience to academic theory and evidence so that future research and policy accurately reflects carers’ day-to-day lives

Outcomes from the event will help to shape our research and will be used to create online resources to improve the meaningfulness of future research and the effectiveness of policy.

The event is funded by the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences and is organised by Fiona and Joy, with academics and carers from the University of Birmingham and members of the Caregiving Research Network

Coffee, tea, biscuits, lunch, cakes provided. If you are a carer/former carer and need help with travel costs, please let us know in advance.

Who is this event for?

Young, mid-life and later-life carers, past-carers and academics who care about care.

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This event is part of the Festival of Social Science which runs from 3-10 November 2018. See what other events are taking place in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. 

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