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  • Exploring inequalities in caring: grandparents’ experiences of kinship care from multiple perspectives
    7 June 2017, Queen’s University Belfast

     

    The aim of this workshop was to explore issues related to older kinship carers from different perspectives – research, personal experience, NGO organisations, practitioners, and policy.  This event was organised in conjunction with British Society of Gerontology Northern Ireland, and Keele University.

    Session 1: Message from research

    • Reflections on inequalities experienced by kinship carers in the UK: insights from research: Anna Tarrant (University of Lincoln)  Slides

    Session 2: Carers and Practitioners

    • Kinship Care in the Western Health and Social Care Trust: Mark Cocks and Dympna Brogan (WHSCTVideo   Slides

     

    Gemma Carney wrote a blog based on this event: Grandparent’s Experiences of Kinship Care – Repair and Rescue, rather than Pleasure and Leisure, which was published on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology)