Professor Sue Yeandle (Sheffield) leads the Sustainable Care programme which aims to advance understanding of sources of economic and social sustainability in care, especially how well-being outcomes can be achieved for care users, their families and carers and paid care workers. Sara Charlesworth and Fiona Macdonald are two of the international partners on this five-year UK multi-disciplinary ESRC-funded programme, in which CPOW is a partner organisation.
Sara Charlesworth is working with Professor Shereen Hussein on the Migrant Care Workers in the UK project which is part of the Care Systems work package. This project is focused on UK policy changes between 2018 and 2020 and their impact on migrant home care workers’ roles, recruitment and status; their implications for the sustainability of the care system and well-being of all stakeholders; and the changes needed in how home care work is supported and organised.
Fiona Macdonald is working with Dr Diane Burns on the Delivering Care at Home project, part of the Care Work and Relationships package. This project is focused on emerging models of innovative home care and how these incorporate technology; the consequences of these, and other innovations, for the well-being of all parties; their impact on caring relationships, care workers’ jobs, and carers and care recipients’ daily lives; and their scope to deliver support sustainably with well-being outcomes.
Jenny Malone has a College of Business & Law PhD scholarship linked to the Sustainable Care-CPOW partnership which is supporting the completion of her PhD entitled: ‘Working time insecurity and low pay – the experiences of Australian care and support workers’.