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Events & Activities

Here we'll share upcoming events and activities organised as part of the Covid, Closeness and Care project, as well as other events that might be of interest to care workers, care managers, providers, policy makers and academics interested in care work.  

Closeness, Emotions and Care: researching care work in residential homes.
Bristol Research Forum in Ageing
28th April 2022 2-3.30pm

During this Bristol Research Forum in Ageing session, which is titled Care homes during Covid: Connection and closeness, the Covid, Closeness and Care project's lead researcher, Ellie Johnson, will present some of the initial findings of the research. She will focus, in particular on how the Covid-19 pandemic has re-shaped the bodily, close, and intimate aspects of paid care work in older people's private homes and care homes for older people. You can book a free ticket HERE.

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Diversity in Care Environments: A Better Understanding of Social Inclusion of Older People.
Housing LIN HAPPI Hour
3rd May 2022 4-5.15pm

The Diversity In Care Environments (DICE) Project is a two-and-a-half-year study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project started in January 2019, and its broad aim is to explore the social inclusion of older people from socially diverse backgrounds living in housing with care and support schemes in England and Wales in order to benefit social wellbeing, bolster against social exclusion, social isolation and marginalisation, and promote social cohesion in housing with care and support schemes. For more information about this event please contact the DICE project team via email (

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