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Carers Research Workshop 2012

We are pleased to host our next themed research workshop focusing on SSCR-funded research on carers on 7 November 2012 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Workshop - Carers and Social Care Research

Wednesday 7 November 2012, 13.30 - 16.30

  • An estimated 315,000 unpaid carers aged 16 to 64 in England, predominantly women, have left full-time or part-time employment to provide care.
  • The public expenditure costs of carers leaving employment are estimated at £1.3 billion a year.
  • Access to publicly-funded services by working carers is low, with only 4% of carers working full-time, and 6% working part-time, currently offered an assessment or review.
  • Councils should use services for cared-for people as a means of supporting carers whose employment is at risk
  • Service flexibility is vital to ensure that support can be tailored to get the best for, and from, carers.

"These are some of our emerging messages.
Carers are an integral part of the care and support system. Yet we know little about them and the support they need to do the job they do. There is much to be learned about unpaid carers and the role of social care in promoting work and other opportunities. Within the NIHR School for Social Care Research, we have commissioned research which is exploring some of the keys issues relevant to carers and the use of adult social care services. This workshop will share some of our emerging findings, and is an opportunity to discuss making use of the results".
Professor Jill Manthorpe, Associate Director SSCR


London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Exact room information will be circulated to registered delegates.


13.30      Registrations and refreshments
      Welcome and introduction
               Professor Jill Manthorpe, Associate Director, SSCR
      Social care practice with carers: an investigation of practice models
               Jo Moriarty and Jill Manthorpe, King’s College London
Recent survey evidence about unpaid care
                    Theresia Baumker, Linda Pickard and Derek King, University of Kent and
                    London  School of Economics and Political Science

14.40      Carers and personalisation – what is the role of carers in assessment,
               support planning and managing personal budgets, especially for people
               with cognitive or communication impairments?
               Caroline Glendinning & Wendy Mitchell, University of York
15.00      Overcoming barriers: unpaid care and employment in England - the
               Scoping Study
               Linda Pickard, London School of Economics and Political Science
15.20      Improving employment opportunities for carers identifying and sharing
               good practice
               Alice Sinclair, Institute for Employment Studies
15.40      Overcoming barriers: unpaid care and employment in England - the
               Follow-on Study
               Linda Pickard, London School of Economics and Political Science
16.00      Discussion
16.30      Close

Each presentation will provide a summary of a study, up to 3 key points and 3 key emerging findings, and will be followed by a discussant who will make brief comments on what they have heard.


Register now by email to as places are limited.

Registration fee:

This event is free to attend.



Forthcoming events for your diaries

19 October 2012
Workshop bringing together practitioners and researchers to apply evidence to adult social care practice questions
at London School of Economics and Political Science, London

Further information is available at



The School for Social Care Research is a partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London and the Universities of Kent, Manchester and York, and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)