New Book: People, Care and Work in the Home

We are pleased to announce that our new book with prestigious publisher Routledge is now available to pre-order.

The book collects the contributions of experts and professionals to our 4th International Conference held in London in November 2017, which addressed the pivotal role of the home in health and social care.

People, Care and Work in the Home is an interdisciplinary book that looks at the changing demographics of our modern society and how these have impacted on the dynamics and relationships within the home. It brings together 17 different contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds including feature articles by leading figures, including Lord Best, Baroness Hollins and Sir Harry Burns. The chapters are organised within the three parts of people + work + care in the home.

Whilst the home is a concept universally experienced, permeating every aspect of our lives, it remains an entity whose influence on health and wellbeing is poorly understood. At a time when homes are increasingly becoming local hubs for care and wellbeing, this volume is a critical and useful addition to current literature in the social sciences, humanities, economics, culture, care and wellbeing in the domestic sphere.

We are very grateful to our patron, Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem and our Academic Director, Professor Antonio Argandoña for all their time and editorial skill in bringing this important book to publication.