Centre for Care

The Centre for Care aims to produce crucial new research and to make a strong theoretical contribution to understandings of care. We define care as the support needed to support wellbeing, life chances and inclusion in daily life and believe almost everyone requires care at some point in their lifetime. Our focus is on care from the perspective of families and individuals, communities and workers and the care practices, services and systems that affect them. We aim to produce accessible, impactful research for all to use.

The Centre for Care links experts on care in 5 universities, 3 major charities and the UK’s Office for National Statistics. Funded as an ESRC Research Centre to address the need for evidence on care that can make a difference, we have built a large research team to co-produce excellent research on care topics that really matter. We work closely with partner organisations in the care sector and people with direct experience of care.