Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities

Research, evaluation and consultancy on contemporary policy, practice and theoretical issues.

The Centre for Care website is now live!

The Centre for Care is an ESRC Research Centre addressing pressures and inequities in how children, young people and adults experience social care. Find out more about the Centre and upcoming events, read commentaries from our researchers, learn about our research and mission plus more at:


Centre for Care

CIRCLE’s flagship programme 2017- 2021

Sustainable Care: Connecting people and systems

This programme was a major research programme in CIRCLE, undertaken with an ESRC award for the period 2017 to 2021.

About us

CIRCLE is led by Director Professor Sue Yeandle, and comprises a team of researchers working collaboratively across disciplines relevant to care and caring and to paid and unpaid work in diverse contexts. We conduct studies which aim to explore issues of equality, diversity, difference and fairness.

Our multidisciplinary team includes professors, lecturers, researchers, PhD students and collaborators, plus CIRCLE’s dedicated research manager and administrator.

CIRCLE Director, Professor Sue Yeandle

News and blogs

CIRCLE members regularly debate and discuss our research topics and latest findings on care, labour and equalities in the media, with partners and at events and conferences.

Recent posts

Care poverty: In conversation with Teppo Kröger

CARE MATTERS Podcast - Care poverty: In conversation with Teppo Kröger

Dr Duncan Fisher welcomes Professor Teppo Kröger to discuss ‘Care poverty: When older people’s needs remain unmet’.

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5 October 2022
The Centre for Care website is now live!

Visit the Centre for Care website for updates, commentaries, events, podcasts, publications and more from our team.

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22 September 2022
The urgency of increasing care worker pay

Duncan Fisher explores the case and benefits for increasing care worker's pay.

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14 September 2022

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University of Sheffield
Carers UK
University of Alberta
University of Birmingham
King's College London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
University of Stirling
Ulster University
University of Kent
Swansea University