Who made this Paying for social care (older people) resource?

Lyndsay Lindley

Lyndsay is a qualitative researcher at the University of York, Social Policy Research Unit. Her research interests are in care of older people and everyday interaction of people living with dementia. Lyndsay has a PhD in Language and Communication from the University of Leeds (2016).


We are grateful to the people who participated in this research by sharing their experiences of paying for social care. We would also like to thank everyone who provided feedback, advice and support in developing this module.

Thank you to the following experts for their filmed contributions:

Nadra Ahmed OBE DL, Executive Chair of the National Care Association
Sharon Calline MCMI, Income Services Manager at the City of York Council
Nick Redding, Social Worker at Leeds City Council
Dan Harbour, Managing Director of Beacon, a social enterprise providing free advice, expert information and affordable casework for families navigating the NHS continuing healthcare system
Tish Hanifan, Founder and Joint Chair of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

Advisory Panel

Jane Finnerty, Joint Chair, Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
Sarah Fiori, Head of Quality Improvement & Research, NHS Vale of York CCG
Teresa Fritz, Senior Policy and Propositions Manager, Money and Pensions Service
Alison Gear, Public representative
Mary Lumley, Public representative
Andrew Moorhouse, Public representative

Funded by

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (Grant Reference Number: NIHR200052. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Grant holders

Dr Kate Baxter (Project Lead), Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Unit, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Sharon Calline MCMI, Income Services Manager, City of York Council
Dr Emily Heavey Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield
Prof. Andrew Lymer Professor of Taxation and Personal Finance, Aston Business School
Dr Louise Overton Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham.
Dr Sara Ryan Senior Research Lead, University of Oxford
Adam Barnett Chief Executive Officer, The Dipex Charity