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Welfare Bricolage: Team building and research tool development in Lisbon, May 2015

Welfare Bricolage: Team building and research tool development in Lisbon, May 2015
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Recent weeks have been very busy for the Welfare Bricolage Project (UPWEB) and have seen us meeting as a full team for the first time.
Date:
13/07/2015

Conceptualizing the migrant crisis in Europe

Conceptualizing the migrant crisis in Europe
Description
Images of young men trying to enter lorries queuing around the Port of Calais have illustrated the 'migrant crisis' this June.
Date:
13/07/2015

Housing and Communities latest newsletter, July 2015

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Read the latest copy of the Housing and Communities Research Group Newsletter.
Date:
13/07/2015

Is Shakespeare hiding in Maofeng Mountain?

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The University of Birmingham is set to teach Chinese children about Shakespeare in a week-long summer camp at Maofeng Mountain, near Guangzhou in Guangdong province.
Date:
10/07/2015

South Sudan's viability requires an honest answer to avert further disaster

South Sudan's viability requires an honest answer to avert further disaster
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. South Sudan's independence in 2011, which ended half a century of deadly conflict, was met with much praise. But a descent into civil war has led to dismay and suggests fresh thinking is required.
Date:
10/07/2015

As dementia diagnoses increase, family caregiving should not be taken for granted

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It was reported this week that the Royal College of General Practitioners has raised fresh concerns about the level of support people with dementia and their carers receive from the NHS and social services. The College says that in some places, services are collapsing under the pressure of increasing diagnoses. Meanwhile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that families and fellow citizens should play a bigger role in caring for the growing number of elderly people in the UK. But as the Alzheimer's Society rightly notes, family and friends 'must not be relied on to do everything'.
Date:
09/07/2015

As dementia diagnoses increase, family caregiving should not be taken for granted

Description
It was reported this week that the Royal College of General Practitioners has raised fresh concerns about the level of support people with dementia and their carers receive from the NHS and social services. The College says that in some places, services are collapsing under the pressure of increasing diagnoses. Meanwhile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that families and fellow citizens should play a bigger role in caring for the growing number of elderly people in the UK. But as the Alzheimer's Society rightly notes, family and friends 'must not be relied on to do everything'.
Date:
09/07/2015

The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham

The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham
Description
An evidence based report on the delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/07/2015

Scores killed by bombs and bullets as Boko Haram struggle escalates

Scores killed by bombs and bullets as Boko Haram struggle escalates
Description
Written by Professor Paul Jackson. A week of carnage across northern Nigeria proves Boko Haram is alive and well. Can the Nigerian army get its act together?
Date:
09/07/2015
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