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Vacancy: Researcher on Social Care

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Applications are invited for a researcher on a two-year ESRC-funded project. 

‘Reclaiming social care: Adults with learning disabilities seizing opportunities in the shift from day services to community lives’

The project will investigate how people with learning disabilities in the UK are remaking care and support, in the context of reduced day service provision. There is anecdotal evidence of the emergence of innovative peer-led ‘self-build’ networks and sites, providing new opportunities for social inclusion for people with learning disabilities, and their families and supporters. However, little is known about their extent and activities. The project will, for the first time, examine these networks in detail including the informal learning involved.

You will work as part of a team of academics and researchers, based at the Universities of Dundee and Southampton (with Andrew Power and Mel Nind). The role will involve undertaking a literature review, ethnographic research (including interviews and observation) in two case-study sites in Scotland – Glasgow and Angus – data analysis, report writing and dissemination. There will be the opportunity to co-author academic journal articles and present at academic conferences.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ed Hall via email:  e.c.hall@dundee.ac.uk or telephone 01382 388073. 

Source: University of Dundee

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