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Should Access to Social Care Be a Universal Human Right? Make Your Voice Heard and Tell Us What You Think

March 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE but booking required for teadance - see entry for details - Opportunity to be interviewed open till May

See below for two opportunities to have your say – a tea dance in S London and being interviewed for a film:

AFTERNOON TEADANCE to explore Human rights and Social Care
Thursday the 31st of March between 2 and 4 pm at Stanstead Lodge Seniors Club in Catford, London
The afternoon will be full of music, dance, tea/coffee and cake and chats about human rights and social care in a relaxed atmosphere.
Organised in collaboration between Stanstead Lodge Seniors Club, members of the Institute of Health and Social Care Management’s Social Care Innovators (Dr Caroline Green, Dr Mervyn Eastman, Rachel Barber) and artist Christopher Green.  Part of a series of events to collect peoples’ voices on what human rights mean in relation to social care.  Supported financially by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London.
Please book a space with Tina Aranda info@stansteadlodge.org or call 02082911164


This is part of a research/development project on ” Do we need Human Rights to Social Care?” run by innovator group at the Institute for Health and Social Care Management.  Dr Mervyn Eastman. Dr Caroline Green and Rachel Barber set up a group called “Power and Rights” because of seeing and hearing of the power imbalance between professionals and clients and wondering whether human rights to social care would help address this imbalance.

The team are hoping to create two films – a short and a longer one – to capture different stories and opinions from different people working and experiencing social care services and influence service commissioners.  They believe that the English government has been in regression in ensuring that the rights and freedoms of people using social care are respected. They are keen to explore whether there is a need for the United Nations to include a human right to social care into their catalogue of human rights and freedoms.

To date, the team has run five workshops with Christopher Green, the theatre artist, who has facilitated some excellent discussions.  Many of the participants to date have been professionals, some of whom had personal stories.

They are now seeking individuals and groups who have experienced social care so that their voices can be heard – either through written accounts, pictures, or through interviews by phone, video or face to face and will accommodate different needs. Participants will be offered a ‘love to shop’ voucher (£20 per hour), which can be used across many different high street shops.  The stories will be collected up to mid May and the film produced sometime in June.

Contact details for 1-1 or group discussions are: 

Email: socialcare@gmail.com or caroline.green@kcl.ac.uk

Phone contact: 07447800228

Address to write:

Dr Caroline Green

NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit (HSCWRU)

The Policy Institute at King’s College London

First Floor, Virginia Woolf Building

22 Kingsway




March 31, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE but booking required for teadance - see entry for details - Opportunity to be interviewed open till May
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