International Seminar Series - Ageing, older people and care in the context of Covid-19
Professor Karen West, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol and Professor Simon Biggs, School of Social & Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Chair: Dr. Paul Willis, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Speaker: Professor Karen West, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Compassionate Extra Care Communities in the Covid-19 pandemic: In this talk Professor West will draw on diary data gathered from individuals in a small research project (the Bereavement Diaries project, a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Aston, Cruse Bereavement Care and the Extra Care Charitable Trust) to explore how grief and bereavement have been experienced during the pandemic and the everyday ways in which people have given, and continue to give, one another support. Data were collected from Extra Care retirement villages and trained Cruse Bereavement volunteers.
Speaker: Professor Simon Biggs, School of Social & Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Focusing on Australia and Finland, Professor Biggs will explore the extent to which the relationship between riskiness and later life has changed during the course of the pandemic. This could be interpreted as from being ‘at risk’ to being ‘a risk’ and back again, touching on differential interpretations of vulnerability, social inclusion/exclusion and social rights and responsibilities.
For information on the second seminar in the series: Care, Order and Child Wellbeing during COVID from a Global Perspective