2nd Human Rights and Social Care Forum

This second Human Rights and Social Care Forum took place on the 9th of December to celebrate International Human Rights Day (10th of December every year). Our speakers explored the meaning of human rights when drawing on care at home, the meaning of ‘home’ and ‘institutionalisation’ and the need for social change to protect peoples’ rights.

The agenda and recording of the meeting is available below:

Resources that were mentioned during the presentations/discussions included following:

General resources:

Inquiry into the home care of older people – Equality and Human Rights Commission, published in 2010

The Guardian – A Moment that changed me: my grandmother was moved into a home and her history erased, published December 2022

Dr Lucy Series

Deprivation of Liberty in the Shadows of the Institution – Free Book by Dr Luct Series exploring the concept of ‘social care detention’ to download here and a film about the book available to watch here

Lucy’s blog ‘The small places on which she writes about Deprivation of Liberty, the concept of Home, Mental Capacity, Mental Health and much more.

Neil Crowther

Neil is Co-convener of Social Care Futures, a social change movement for social care featuring a wealth of resources, publications and opportunities to become part of. The Social Care Futures vision (see below) has been named as North-star for social care in the recent report by the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee’s report: A glorious ordinary life’: spotlight on adult social care

Neil and Professor Lorna McGregor at the University of Essex wrote a report on technology, human rights and care at home available here: ‘A digital cage is still a cage’