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Older People's Health & Social Care

Compassionate care

Thursday 12 February 2015, 10.30am – 3pm

Seventh Annual Joint Conference from Making Research Count, Age UK London & Social Care Workforce Research Unit

This conference was supported by the British Society of Gerontology


Henriette Raphael Function Room, Henriette Raphael House, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 9RT, near London Bridge Station


This conference was chaired by Jill Manthorpe, Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and Professor of Social Work at King's College London: 'Compassionate care'

Jo Moriarty
Deputy Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London | @Aspirantdiva
‘Are we all getting fatigued of compassion?’

Kath Parson
Chief Executive, Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) | @OPAALUK
‘Compassionate advocacy: How advocacy helps older people affected by cancer'

Ian Winter CBE
Care Act Programme Lead, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
‘The Care Act 2014 – An act for compassionate care?’

Dr Caroline Nicholson
NIHR Post Doctoral Research Fellow, National Nursing Research Unit, King's College London | @CarolineNNRU
‘Delivering age attuned (health) care’ (Note: this is an abridged version of the presentation given on the day)

Professor Anthea Tinker
Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College London
‘An age friendly London?’

Conference report

Dr Joan Rapaport reports from the conference on the Social Care Workforce: blog.

On Twitter

This was our 7th joint annual conference on older people. Suggested hashtag: #olderpeople7

Social Care Workforce Research Unit: @scwru

Making Research Count at Kings: @blewettmrc

British Society of Gerontology: @britgerontology

Age UK London: @ageuklondon

Conference organiser

Jess Harris, SCWRU.



This conference was CPD certified

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