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The theme of the inaugural meeting of the Human Rights and Social Care Forum is: Equality, Dignity and Care Homes – The Way Forward. In the light of the human rights situation of people in care homes in the UK and worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will explore together what lessons we have learned for human rights in care homes and what the next concrete steps are to ensure the equality and dignity of people in care homes.

The first forum will be chaired by Dr Kalpa Kharicha, Senior Research Fellow, NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit.

Speakers include:

Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care and leading expert on human rights and social care.

Diane Mayhew, Rights For Residents, advocate for the human rights of care home residents.

Dr Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, Research Fellow, ARC South London, NIHR Health & Social Care Research Unit with academic expertise on human rights in care homes for older people.

The event starts at 2 pm and ends at 4 pm. Speakers will have 15 minutes to present. We will then have 10 minutes of Q&A. The session will also include breakout rooms of smaller numbers of participants to discuss the topic among themselves.

Read more about our aims for the Human Rights and Social Care Forum.

Videos from this event

The first Human Rights and Social Care Forum with the theme 'Equality and Dignity in Care Homes: The Way Forward?' took place on 28 June 2022 online. The recording has been made available on YouTube with 15 minute videos, available by clicking on the links below. THANK YOU to all the contributors and the participants for making the first Forum a success!

Video 1: Sharon Lewis, Activity Coordinator, Hazelgrove Court Care Home reciting a poem with a photo collage.

Video 2: Sharon Lewis cont., Karl Womack, disability activist and care home resident, Dr Donald Macaskill.

Video 3: Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care.

Video 4: Dr Donald Macaskill cont. with Q&A.

Video 5: Diane Mayhew, Co-Founder Rights for Residents.

Video 6: Dr Clarissa Giebel, Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool.

Video 7: Dr Clarissa Giebel cont., Dr Caroline Green - final words and outlook.


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At this event

Caroline Green

Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford

Kalpa Kharicha

Senior Research Fellow