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Intersectionality and older people: Partnership Conference 2022

Intersectionality and older people: Partnership Conference 2022

Delivered online using Teams


10:00 - 15:00 Thursday, 17 February 2022


An integral part of social care practice is the protection and promotion of the rights of people with care and support needs. Central to this is ensuring that people of all ages, with all of their diverse characteristics, have equality of opportunity and are not excluded or discriminated against. 

The changing demographics in the UK are leading to more diverse older populations, with often a more complex range of health and social care issues for adult social care to respond to. 

This year’s adults Partnership Conference will consider how both practice and policy with older people can be designed using an intersectional lens.   

Intersectionality is a tool for analysing how different forms of oppression (for example ageism, racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, classism) interact and intersect to influence lived experiences. Intersectional approaches can help centre the experiences of people with marginalised and stigmatised identities and offer a framework that can be used to support curiosity to build an understanding of the everyday experiences for older people with care and support needs.   


As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:  

  • Understand intersectionality and how different forms of oppression interact and intersect to influence people’s lives. 
  • Recognise what intersectionality means for older people with care and support needs. 
  • Apply an intersectional lens when working with older adults with protected characteristics.
  • Identify the sectors learning and development needs and what can be done to upskill the people working in adult social care to meet the needs of a diverse ageing population.    


Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Claudia Bernard, Professor of Social Work – Goldsmiths University   
  • Majella Kilkey, Professor Social Policy – Sheffield University   
  • Louise Ryan Senior Professor of Sociology - London Metropolitan University 
  • Paul Willis, Associate Professor in Social Work and Social Gerontology – Bristol University 
  • Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Head of Social Work and Social Policy – Strathclyde  University
  • Michael Toze, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Social Determinants of Health – Lincoln University  
  • Tricia Pereira, Director of Operations – Skills for Care 
  • Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for adults  
  • Alisoun Milne Emeritus, Professor in Social Gerontology and Social Work – Kent University
  • Dean Barnshaw and Kate Morgan – Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives
  • Karan Jutlla, Senior lecturer in Health - University of Wolverhampton

Further speakers to be confirmed.  


Programme to be confirmed.   

Designed for  

Heads of Service, practice leaders, workforce development leaders, team managers and practitioners who work with adults from across the Research in Practice Partner network.  

Further information  

For queries and information please contact our events team by emailing  

This conference will be delivered using MS Teams. Please note adding this event to your calendar does not confirm your place at this event. Details of how to access the event will be sent a week before only to those with a confirmed place.  

We are able to offer up to three places per Research in Practice Partner at this conference. Reduced members can book one place by emailing  

Audience Types

Frontline practitioners


Policy makers

Residential / care home workers

Senior leaders

Senior practitioners

Social workers

Strategic leads

Team leaders

Workforce development teams

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Person-centred practice | Effective assessment and outcome based support planning | Values and ethics | Promoting and supporting critical analysis and decision-making | Influencing and governing practice excellence within the organisation and community

CQC - Effective | Responsive

PCF - Values and ethics | Diversity and equality | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Critical reflection and analysis

RCOT - Service users | Understanding relationship