The countdown is well and truly on to the National Care at Home & Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards 2018.
In just a fortnight hundreds of delegates will be arriving at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow to the unique event – the only one of its kind to focus solely on the Care at Home and Housing Support sector. So ahead of the big day, we thought we’d take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about one of the key contributors – The Glasgow School of Art.
They’ve agreed to take on the creative project of imagining an alternative future for the sector – and on the 18th of May we’ll all be able to see and hear more details on the resulting vision.
Design researchers from the Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art have been working with Scottish Care and care at home staff to creatively explore the future of care at home. Researchers have been exploring with staff the objects, technologies and ideas that will impact the sector in the future in order to co-create a series of possible scenarios based on trends from the present. The scenarios include possible new roles for care at home, new ways of working and a set of emerging social, technological, political and environmental themes. The scenarios and tools resulting from the research give form to the future and aim to support Scottish Care and others to consider how Care at Home as a sector might prepare for future possibilities and help to continue this creative exploration of care at home, allowing transformative ideas to emerge.
Dr Tara French from the GSA, who is part of the team collaborating on this unique project said:
“The challenges facing the care at home sector are well known and the immediate needs for the ‘here and now’ are clear. Looking to how the sector might change in the future can be difficult to imagine while trying to ‘keep the lights on’ in the face of increasing pressures. In our collaborative project we supported care providers and frontline staff to creatively explore a future vision for care at home using our design innovation approach. Our design methods offered a way to integrate perspectives across the sector, transform challenges into areas of opportunity based on current trends and make tangible the way in which care at home could change in the future. Our approach and outcomes aim to build capacity in the sector and enable Scottish Care to continue this conversation by engaging a wider audience to collectively shape and progress a preferable vision for care at home in Scotland.”
Book your tickets to conference to hear more about this project and take part in many other conversations at the cutting edge of the Care at Home and Housing Support sector at this crucial time.
Practical Promise: Making the vision of home care real is about addressing the issues that are impacting on our members and the wider sector.
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