Delivering Care at Home: Emerging models and their implications for sustainability and wellbeing
This is a project led by Dr Diane Burns to investigate emerging models of innovative home care.
‘Delivering Care at Home: Emerging models and their implications for sustainability and wellbeing’ is a project led by Dr Diane Burns to investigate emerging models of innovative home care and how these incorporate technology; the consequences of these for the wellbeing 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 wellbeing outcomes. The study is part of the Sustainable Care Research Programme, led by Prof Sue Yeandle - a multi-disciplinary ESRC-Funded programme (2017-2021) - exploring how care arrangements, currently ‘in crisis’ in parts of the UK, can be made sustainable and deliver wellbeing outcomes. It aims to support policy and practice actors and scholars to conceptualise sustainability in care as an issue of rights, values, ethics and justice, as well as of resource distribution.
The Doing Care Differently was a Wellcome Trust-funded project (2016-17) led by Dr Diane Burns in collaboration with members of the Foundational Economy Collective. The project was an action research pilot study about social innovation in adult social care, specifically, home care for older people. The project aimed to encourage experiments with the design and implementation of new models of home care provision at the local level. The project addressed knowledge gaps about mainstream and alternative models of home care provision to help inform local government and other actors to experiment.This project examined a) the financing implications and labour process organisation in established UK and alternative care models and b) helped to create forums for stakeholders to discuss choices, develop plans and identify the support mechanisms necessary to successful experiment. The pilot collected new data to help stakeholders from across the UK mobilise for change. Outputs from the project contributed to the 2018 Foundational Economy Colloquium on Social Innovation in the Foundational Economy, held on 5 September at Cardiff University and on 6 September in the Steelworks General Offices at Ebbw Vale. Outputs can be found here.
The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.