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Parents and Carers NetworkEvents

Caring In Health Event

12:30 - 13:30
13 June 2017
B34, R4005, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Lisa Then at .

Event details

Caring for ageing or sick friends or relatives is an increasing demand on the resources of those in middle and older age in particular. Almost half of 55 year olds reported being a carer for an older relative and approximately 20% of women and 15% of men spend more than 10 hours a week caring for relatives other than their children

Elizabeth Webb and Rebecca Lacey from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL will present findings from their ESRC-funded project on caring in the UK. The overall aim of this work is better understand who become carers and how caring might affect health.

In this seminar we will address the following questions:

1.       Who are caregivers? Is this changing over time?

2.       How do couples share responsibility for caregiving with paid work?

3.       Does caregiving affect people’s health?

Ultimately we want to raise the health of carers as a public health and social care priority. We are hoping that carers from Southampton University’s Parents’ and Carers’ Network will be interested in this research and be able to feed in their experience of caring into this work.

This research is being conducted in conjunction with Independent AgeCarers UK and Adult Social Care at Newham Council.

This seminar forms part of our Carers Week (12th-18th June 2017) activities, which include this seminar for the Parents’ and Carers’ Network at Southampton University and an afternoon workshop for policymakers and voluntary organisations at University College London. More information on Carers Week activities can be found here:

A buffet lunch is kindly provided by the Diversity Team.


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