Join us for the virtual launch of our latest research, investigating the impact of the proposed centralisation of social care services in Scotland. In collaboration with Birmingham University’s Health Services Management Centre, our experts have explored the benefits and challenges that the shift to care boards will present for local authorities in terms of realising human rights, supporting people to thrive and ensuring communities flourish and prosper. Through policy analysis and interviews, we have gathered insights from LGIU’s Scottish membership and wider stakeholders to provide a comprehensive view of the potential impact of these reforms. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and join the conversation on the future of social care services in Scotland.
- Gain valuable insights into the impact of proposed centralisation of social care services in Scotland. Attendees will be able to learn about the benefits and challenges of the shift to care boards, and its potential impact on local authorities, human rights, and communities.
- Join the conversation on the future of social care services in Scotland. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with experts and stakeholders, share their views and ask questions.
- Stay informed and up-to-date with the latest research and policy analysis on social care services. Attendees will be able to access the findings of the research conducted by LGIU and Birmingham University’s Health Services Management Centre, and gain a comprehensive view of the potential impact of these reforms.
Who should attend
This event is relevant for anyone who is interested in the future of social care services in Scotland. This includes policymakers, local authorities, health and social care professionals, academics, researchers, and anyone who is involved in the provision of social care services. The event will provide valuable insights and information that can help attendees to better understand the potential impact of the proposed reforms and to engage in discussions on the future of social care in Scotland.
Your LGIU Experts
|Emily Burn is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Care and is based at the University of Birmingham. Currently, she is working on a study exploring the conceptualisation of social care as an ecosystem.|
|Catherine Needham is Professor of Public Policy and Public Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on social care (including personalisation, co-production, personal budgets, older people, care workforce, care markets). She has published a wide range of articles, chapters and books for academic and practitioner audiences. Her most recent book was published by Policy Press in 2023 and entitled Social Care in the UK’s Four Nations: Between two Paradigms.|
|Dr Andrew Walker leads LGIU’s research programme and directs the Local Democracy Research Centre. As part of a collaboration between LGIU and Queen Mary, University of London, Andrew completed a PhD thesis on governance and power following devolution in the Greater Manchester City-Region. He studied politics at the University of Leeds and has an MA in the History of Political Thought from Queen Mary, University of London.|
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