In support of ‘Carers Week’ the University will be hosting a one day conference to examine some of the key issues for professional and informal carers in Lincolnshire.
The event is being held in partnership with Carers First and will take place from 9.30am until 4pm on Tuesday 12th June.
Key speakers will include:
- John Kennedy, who is one of leading commentators on care and the care sector in the UK. A provocative and thought provoking speaker. John was a leading researcher at Joseph Rowntree Foundation managing a portfolio of action research projects including ‘Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness’, ‘Care Homes – Risk and Regulation’ and, ‘John Kennedy’s Care Home Inquiry’ published in Oct 2014. John was recently appointed by the Minister for Health in Northern Ireland to investigate potential solutions to meet the challenges facing the care system. The report “Power to People’ was published in December 2017.
- Mo Ray, Professor of Health & Social Care Integration at the University of Lincoln. She is a leading researcher on older people, social gerontology and health and social care. Mo was a qualified social worker for many years specialising in practice with older people. She brings this combined experience as both a practitioner and an academic into all of her work. She is currently part of a Wellcome Trust Funded research project around ethical issues and self-funded social care.
- Ian Dinghy, who is a singer, carer, award winning care trainer and public speaker. He is author of the books Dear Dementia and That Missing Piece – stories of survival and hope after bereavement. Ian is a much in demand public speaker on the subject of care, caring and life in general and we are very pleased to welcome him to the University of Lincoln.