TSRC News

Maximising older people's use of personal budgets

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Age UK was funded by the Department of Health to deliver a programme called Maximising Older People's Personal Budget Use (MOPPU) - read the project evaluation report.
Date:
03/11/2014

Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy

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The below the radar work stream at TSRC has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
Date:
29/10/2014

Third Sector Research Centre working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups

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The below the radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' (including the devolved administrations) implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy. This report will be available shortly following an official launch at the Houses of Parliament on 22nd October 2014.
Date:
07/10/2014

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

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Just Published: Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development - published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder. This includes a below the radar chapter on thi history of community development with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities since 1990.
Date:
07/10/2014

Third Sector Magazine: 'all change on the research front'

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Third Sector Magazine has published an article setting out reactions to the rejection of TSRC's bid for continued 'Centres and Large Grants' funding from ESRC (the Economic and Social Research Council).Managing editor Andy Hillier reports that TSRC had "made a good start in a programme for which the ESCR had chosen it only six years before and established several key projects. But now it has had to reduce its staff from 20 to five and prune its planned work, and faces an uncertain future. ... An ESRC spokeswoman said the competition for its Centres and Large Grants programme had been intense: there were 99 applications, of which only four were successful..."
Date:
28/08/2014

Community development standards workshop

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The workshop at TSRC Birmingham on 12 September 2014 will explore:• key issues facing communities and community development practitioners• the purpose, values, roles described in the current CDNOS and suggest what needs to change, go or be added• how we can make the revised CDNOS both stronger and more accessible
Date:
06/08/2014

NHS Savile inquiry: evidence on fundraising

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John Mohan, TSRC Director, was one of a group of academics invited by History and Policy to present evidence to the Lampard Inquiry, overseeing the NHS's investigations into the activities of Jimmy Savile. John's evidence showed how and why charitable fundraising became of renewed significance to the NHS in the early 1980s, and according to the investigators it "provided invaluable insight into… the culture of the NHS" and the historical context to their inquiries.
Date:
25/07/2014

Rural Community Organising: 'Now you see it...'

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TSRC Working Paper 116 Now you see it... ...now you don't: a review of rural community organising in EnglandIn January 2014, TSRC's below the radar research project held a special conference to look at the current state of rural community organising, in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and the Rural Services Network.In his new TSRC Working Paper, informed by the event's discussions, James Garo Derounian explores the histories, tensions and challenges of rural community development and organising.
Date:
10/07/2014

Evaluations as remedies for health inequalities?

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Tackling health inequalities is a top priority for public health services in England. To what extent can evaluation frameworks help NGOs to address health inequalities caused by social exclusion? – Helen Kara and Marlin Arvidson write for Perspectives in Public Health.
Date:
01/07/2014

ChangeUp ten years on – where next?

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A new blogpost from TSRC's Dr Rob Macmillan: 24th June 2014.What were you up to ten years ago? On 24th June 2004, it was cold, windy and wet over much of the country, Britney Spears was at Number 1 in the charts, and, plus ca change, later that evening the England football team would exit another international football competition.Fiona Mactaggart, meanwhile, then in the Home Office as the Minister for the Voluntary and Community Sector, was out and about visiting voluntary organisations in Gloucester. She was there to launch ChangeUp, the government's ten year framework for capacity building and infrastructure..."
Date:
24/06/2014
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