Social Care, Feminism, and Human Rights: Future Directions

Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 25/06/2019 at 12:00 - 16:00

Registration open for a half-day workshop on the future of social care.

Co-organised by the WiSE Centre for Economic Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), this workshop aims to prompt debate around current and future attitudes to social care. Drawing specifically on feminist and human rights approaches to care, and the social model of disability, we will discuss future directions for social care, both in Scotland and internationally.


12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 12:50 Welcome: Dr Angela O’Hagan (WiSE Centre for Economic Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University)

12.50 – 13:20 Prof. Siobhan Austen (Curtin University), Prof. Sue Himmelweit (Open University), and Prof. Rhonda Sharp (University of South Australia)

‘What should (good) care do? Reframing elder care policy using a capabilities approach’

13:20 – 13.30 Q&A with Siobhan Austen, Sue Himmelwiet and Rhonda Sharp

13:30 – 13:50 Linda Scott (Independent Living Fund Scotland)

13:50 – 14:00 Q&A with Linda Scott

14:00 – 14:15 Break

14:15 – 14:35 Karen Hedge (Scottish Care)

14:35 – 14:45 Q&A with Karen Hedge

14:45 – 15:55 Provocations: ‘Key questions in theory, policy, and practice’

Table discussion and feedback

15:55 – 16:00 Closing reflections: Lucy Mulvagh (the ALLIANCE)

This workshop will accompany the IAFFE Annual Conference 2019, ‘Solidarities and Challenges at the Intersection of Inequalities’.

The venue is wheelchair accessible, and break out spaces are available throughout the workshop.

To register, visit our Eventbrite page (this link will take you away from our website). Attendance is free, but places are limited.

If you have any questions or support requirements, please email Dr Hannah Tweed at or call 0141 404 0231 (switchboard).

Event details

Location:Glasgow Caledonian University (CEE4)
Time:12:00 - 16:00
Address:Room CEE4, Centre for Executive Education, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

For more details contact

Name:Hannah Tweed
Phone number:0141 404 0231
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