Date: Friday 2 November, 10am-3pm
Venue: University of Wales, Newport, City Campus
A one-day conference, for all those with an interest in the policy, practice and everyday challenges surrounding social care.
The provision of care for the vulnerable is a vital foundation for social life. Yet across the UK, austerity measures are hitting social care services hard. Family members face difficult choices between wage-earning, and staying at home as full-time carers for older people, or those with disabilities. A vast amount of unpaid work is done by those who take the latter option – sometimes risking their own financial security in the process.
How are the effects of this being felt in Wales? Will the crisis worsen? Should carers have more, or different rights? How best can their voices be heard, and their needs addressed? Should there be a limit on the care costs individuals face in their lifetimes?
With contributions from
· Chris Davies CBE
· Rhian Davies (Chief Executive, Disability Wales)
· Mark Drakeford AM
· Liz Lloyd (University of Bristol)
· Rob Taylor (Chair, Age Alliance Wales)
Plus workshops and roundtable discussion.
Fee £25, including lunch.
For enquiries about this event please contact the Events Team Email: Eventsteam@newport.ac.uk. Telephone: 01633 432991
Parking is available at the Kingsway multi-storey car park, (Usk Way) which is signposted on major routes into Newport. Please visit www.kingswaycentre.com/parking-at-kingsway to find out further details regarding tariffs, opening times etc.