Pre Oct 2014

28 May 13

Grandparents Plus: The Role of Grandparenting in Family Life

Led by the Institute for Gerontology at King’s College London, the large Grandparenting in Europe study highlights an emerging childcare crisis particularly in the UK, as grandparents pick up childcare duties whilst parents work.Yet the pressure on grandparents to stay in work themselves as the pension age rises beyond 65, coupled with patchy and expensive formal childcare means more working parents will be unable to make work pay says Grandparents Plus.

Professor Anthea Tinker will present findings from this international study which has striking similarities with the social and political fabric of Australia. This is an important presentation for all grandparents and service providers, and will suggest ways we can offer support and services to this growing group of informal carers. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Consider what it means to be a grandparent in the 21st Century
  • Understand how modern day grandparents balance work, life and family commitments
  • Explore possible service and policy changes needed to support this growth in informal care.

Hear from our leading expert

Professor Anthea Tinker, Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College, London, UK

Anthea Tinker has been Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College London since 1988. She has been a Consultant to the WHO, EU and OECD.She has undertaken a wide range of research in the field of social policy specialising in gerontology. She is the author or co-author of 32 books and over 300 articles and book chapters.

She was awarded the CBE in 2000 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was one of the ‘Women of the Year’ in 2002. She was elected a fellow of the British Society of Gerontology in 2008 and awarded the Society's Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.

Event Details

28 May 2013, 3.00pm to 5.00pm

To download a copy of the flyer and manual registration form click here.

Event Date & Time: 28 May 2013, 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Event Location: Helping Hand Chapel Room, South Australia
Cnr Fosters Road and East Parkway

Registrations Open: 1st May 13 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 28th May 13 11:59 PM

Your Investment

Member: FREE
Member Concession/Student: FREE
Non Member: AU $ 30.00 (Inc. GST)
Non Member Concession/Student: $10.00 (Inc. GST) Enter the code SA130528 when paying for your registration to benefit from this discounted rate.

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