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Older People's Health & Social Care

Older People and Human Rights

Thursday 9 February 2017, 10.30am - 3pm

The Ninth Annual Joint Conference from Age UK London and Social Care Workforce Research Unit & Making Research Count at King’s College London (CPD certified), held at the Henriette Raphael Function Room, Guy's Campus

9 Feb 2017 Joint conference panel discussion
Panel discussion at the conference (l to r): Caroline Green, Helen Wildbore, Gavin Terry, Jo Moriarty and Martin Stevens


10.30 Registration & coffee

11.00 Chair’s welcome 
Jo Moriarty, Deputy Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit@Aspirantdiva
11.10 Human Rights Act: overview of current changes
Caroline Green, PhD student, Social Care Workforce Research Unit@CarolineEdAG
11.30 The Difference it Makes: Putting the Human Rights Act into practice
Helen Wildbore, Senior Human Rights Officer, British Institute of Human Rights@BIHRhumanrights
12.00 Older People & Human Rights in Care Contexts: Is there a right to care? [Sue Westwood was unfortunately unable to get to the conference for family reasons, but kindly supplied her slides]
Sue Westwood, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Keele University@Woman4Equality
12.30 Lunch (provided)
1.30 People with dementia have rights too
Gavin Terry, Policy Manager, Alzheimer’s Society | @alzheimerssoc
2.00 How to help when being hindered? Professional responses when faced with third parties preventing access to adults at risk
Martin Stevens, Senior Research Fellow, Social Care Workforce Research Unit@MartinStevens2 | Project page: Helping or hindering
2.30 Speakers panel: questions & discussion
3.00 Close

Event report

Joan Rapaport has written a conference report on our blog.

Conference organiser

Jess Harris:

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About our conferences

Prior to this one, the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London has conducted eight conferences on the theme of older people with Age UK London (formerly Age Concern London) and Making Research Count: 'end of life care' (February 2016); 'compassionate care' (February 2015); 'my house or my home?' (February 2014); ‘invisible communities’ (January 2013); 'addressing equalities' (January 2012); 'challenging times' (March 2011); 'personalisation' (January 2010); and, 'dignity in care' (June 2008).

The Social Care Workforce Research Unit presents an extensive programme of events and seminars throughout the year.

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