Care work and relationships
What contributes to sustainability and wellbeing in care relationships and the co-ordination and work of care?
The Sustainable Care programme’s work on Care Work and Relationships is co-directed by Professor Sue Yeandle and Professor Jill Manthorpe.
It aims to
theorise the connections between the division and organisation of caring labour and the quality of caring relationships
identify strategies which can promote sustainable care with wellbeing in home care settings
enhance understanding of the role of workplace support in supporting work-care reconciliation
explore the role of technology in alleviating pressure in caring situations
study under-researched aspects of mobility and migration, including caring at a distance and ageing migrants in the UK.
Working in three teams, researchers in the programme’s Care Work and Relationships strand are studying
comparative case studies of innovative and emerging home care delivery models
new or inadequately researched supports for people combining paid work and unpaid care
emerging technologies, and working carers’ options and experiences, and the consequences of these for caring networks
under-researched aspects of mobility and migration, including caring at a distance and the situation and circumstances of ageing migrants in the UK.
Emerging models and their implications for sustainability and wellbeing
How do workplace support and technologies contribute to sustainable care arrangements?
Care 'in' and 'out of' place
Towards sustainability and wellbeing in mobile and diverse contexts