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Making policy care: Exploring the relationship between care work and poverty

UWS Paisley Campus, .
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UWS Paisley Campus,

January 21, 10:30am-1:00am

The Partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and Oxfam Scotland is holding a Policy Forum event for a discussion about what needs to change in Scotland to ensure a fair recognition of care work, achieve an equal redistribution of caring responsibility, and ensure the representation of parents and carers in decision-making when it comes to making care policy.

The UWS-Oxfam Partnership invites you to come to this Policy Forum to explore the relationship between care, work, and poverty with a wide range of stakeholders.

The Policy Forum will focus on the following questions:

1. What are the key issues relating to care and work (or care-work) that can mean those with a caring role are at higher risk of poverty?

2. In relation to these issues, what kinds of evidence drives change?

3. What research could the UWS-Oxfam Partnership contribute to this topic, in collaboration with you and other stakeholders?

4. Beyond the evidence: in what other ways can we shift the terms of the debatearound care, work and poverty?

The Policy Forum takes place on the 21st of January on the University’s Paisley Campus, between 10.30am and 1pm. The event is free. The Partnership will be able to reimburse some travel costs and will offer a free crèche for the duration of the event. There will be a light lunch provided. There is more information on the Policy Forum on the EventBrite site and also the opportunity to register.