Research exploring how we can build better and fairer care systems in a future of robots, exoskeletons, and smart homes.
We believe that technology cannot replace care, but used well it could support radical social and structural change, taking us towards a future care system that is sustainable, fair and effective.
So with support from Google.org, this project is exploring the following questions:
- What are the future social impacts of care technologies that we need to be thinking about now?
- How do both the UK’s care infrastructure, and care technologies themselves, need to change to anticipate these impacts?
- In a technology-mediated society, how can the wider effects of care relationships be better recognised and understood?
As part of this project we’re running one-day workshops for people who use care and support services, people who work and volunteer in the sector, and people who provide care to loved ones. They’ll be an opportunity to think creatively and radically about a future in which care, care work, and care relationships are better valued and understood.
We will cover the cost of travel and expenses for taking part in the day.
The workshop dates are:
- Tuesday 15 January 2019 10 am to 4.30pm, Somerset House, Central London.
- Thursday 17 January 2019 10 am to 4.30pm, Somerset House, Central London
- Tuesday 22 January 2019 10 am to 4.30pm in Birmingham Library
Get in touch with us if you’re interested in taking part: [email protected].
We won’t message you with news on the general progress of the work more than once a month.