The Welfare Bricolage Project (UPWEB)

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UPWEB - Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage

The Welfare Bricolage project (UPWEB)will reconceptualise welfare theory through responding to the question of how all residents living in superdiverse neighbourhoods put together their healthcare. Increasing population complexity, heterogeneity and pace of change under globalisation has provoked a need to rethink welfare design, alongside issues of engagement, approachability and effectiveness. 

Partner countries 

Our research will be taking place within two neighbourhoods in four European cities:

Birmingham (UK)

Bremen (Germany)

Lisbon (Portugal)
Lumiar and Mouraria

Uppsala (Sweden)

Sävja and Bergsbrunna and Gottsunda




Meet the team


UPWEB staff teamFind out more about our Core Group and wider team members and Co-operation Partners




Read our latest Blogs

Working alone but together: Qualitative data analysis using MAXQDA

By Sonja Klingberg and Sarah Hamed

Superdiversity, health needs and an over-burdened A&E

By Florence Samkange Zeeb and Silja Samerski

Anti-social crimes in Gottsunda: A vicious circle?

By Sarah Hamed

Integration and the European Migration 'Crisis'

By Jenny Phillimore

Scarred for life

By Hannah Bradby

Diversity is here and everywhere!

By Sarah Hamad

MAGic Brighton

By Martin Gruber






Latest news

How occupational health impacts migrant health: A case study from Portugal

Beatriz Padilla and Vera Rodriguez from the University Institute of Lisbon, contribute to a World Health Organisation Newsletter, 'Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe' with their article 'How occupational health impacts migrant health: A case study from Portugal'
Wednesday 7th December 2016

The challenge of superdiversity for urban planning

Given my eclectic background as a practising urban planner, research institute director (on social inclusion) and (more lately) human geographer, I have become increasingly interested in the implications of increasing super-diversity for urban planning, as well as the equality of outcomes of planning practices.
Tuesday 11th October 2016

UPWEB Working Papers

Read all the latest Working Papers from IRiS/UPWEB.
Tuesday 27th September 2016