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1 June: It’s Our Community Part 2

The future of social care must be people-powered, rights-based and organised at a neighbourhood level.

COVID-19 has demonstrated the power of local neighbourhoods and the vital importance of ensuring people get personalised support and avoid congregated institutional care whenever possible. But social care for those in later life is still stuck in the past.

Join us for the 2nd event in our It's Our Community series and hear from a range of speakers on how we can shape social care differently in Sheffield and beyond.

Speakers include:

  • Alexis Chappell, Director of Adult Health and Social Care at Sheffield City Council
  • Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of Sheffield & Co-director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute
  • Dr Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform
  • Cheryl Barrot, Co-Founder of Change Agents
  • Dr Anne Hollows, Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University
  • Professor Sue Yeandle, Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield & Director of CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities)
  • David Bussue, Service Director, SACMHA Health & Social Care
  • Dr Mathew Bennett, Co-Investigator at CIRCLE
  • Dr Kate Hamblin, Co-Investigator at CIRCLE

This event is part of this year's online Festival of Debate.

Date: Tuesday 1st June
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm BST

To register for tickets on a pay as you feel basis please visit: