Event 21.09.2023

Book Launch: The Future of Social Care

This webinar provides an opportunity to discuss with a diverse panel of experts practical ways forward to escape the long term crisis of social care and instead develop a participatory and sustainable future policy linked with latest evidence from a new open access book* 

An image of the front cover of the book. The title of the book, The Future of Social Care, is in the centre. The title is surrounded by a number of cartoon figures arranged in a circular fashion around the title. They go around the four edges of the cover.  Each figure is linked to the one in front and the one behind it, forming a human chain. They are helping one another to reach where they need to be.

Webinar Launch Event

Building a new and sustainable future for social care

Be part of the discussion

This event is supported by NIHR ARC East of England, Shaping Our Lives, the national user controlled organisation and network, The Institute for Volunteering Research and Centre for Human Rights, Kings College London.

The authors suggest that this book offers a blueprint for an environmentally sustainable, rights-based approach to social care and a practical route to achieving it. The book is free to download.

Join us for this ground-breaking interactive virtual webinar, chaired by David Brindle, former public service editor of the Guardian, with a diverse panel of experts. This includes:

  • Ellen Clifford, Disabled activist, award winning author of The War on Disabled People
  • Jon Glasby, Director of IMPACT, the UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care
  • Colin King, mental health survivor and campaigner for equality and social justice
  • Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, Research Fellow at the ARC South London, King's College London, focusing on human rights and long-term care for older people,
  • Charli Anne Thompson, activist and member of the Campaign for Real Care
  • Peter Beresford (Co-author), Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national user led, disabled people’s organisation and network


Date Thursday 21st September 2023

Time: 12:00-13:30

Sign up for your free place here


*The Future of Social Care: From problem to a rights-based solution, Peter Beresford and Colin Slasberg, published by Edward Elgar