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


Alexandra Chapman and Anna Tarrant published the Policy Brief Exploring inequalities in the context of kinship care, based on this event.

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)