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Saving humans: the future of health and social care

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In four new blogs Jon Glasby discusses aspects of the future of health and social care.
Date:
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Academic advises on development of community housing industry in Australia

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Professor David Mullins who developed the adapted Delphi methodology being used by academics from University of New South Wales, Swinburne and University of Western Australia to track change in the Australian non profit housing sector will be contributing to a seminar on the latest Australian findings next Tuesday in Sydney.
Date:
Thursday 8th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What should we do about payday lending? Lessons from Australia

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Payday lenders have become demonised over the last couple of years for preying on the poor, with loan APRs that can easily exceed 4,000 per cent. In response to this, the UK government announced in November 2013 that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must introduce some limitation on the cost of credit by January 2015.
Date:
Monday 28th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and communities: Australian speaking engagements

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Social Policy's David Mullins will be speaking at two events in Australia during May.
Date:
Monday 14th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research shows growth in empty homes activity in the Midlands

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The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has today launched a case studies report following a programme of research, funded by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), to evaluate the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme (EHCGP) in the Midlands.
Date:
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Challenges for Simon Stevens

Challenges for Simon Stevens
Description
As Simon Stevens starts work as the new Chief Executive of the NHS, the Health Services Management Centre asked people from the health policy community and beyond for a brief summary of his key challenges.
Date:
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Generation Rent: Facing the Challenges of Private Rental Expansion in Birmingham

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All are welcome to this open seminar, the eighth hosted by the Housing and Communities Research Network. It will be held on Tuesday 29 April 2014 from 4.15 until 5.30 in Room 710 of the Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 31st March 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Professor Karen Rowlingson discusses the potential outcome of this week's budget

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Academics from the University of Birmingham, including Professor Karen Rowlingson from the School of Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), contributed to the latest Birmingham Perspective, to discuss the potential impact of this week's budget on ordinary people and the British economy.
Date:
Tuesday 18th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IMF's win-win scenario: when re-distribution equals growth

IMF's win-win scenario: when re-distribution equals growth
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Professor Karen Rowlingson writes in 'The Conversation' in an article entitled 'IMFs win-win scenario: when re-distribution equals growth'.
Date:
Tuesday 11th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research on Choice Based Lettings (CBL) launched at JRF Seminar in York

Description
Research by the Housing and Communities Research Group on the North Yorkshire Home Choice CBL scheme, funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation was launched at a seminar in York on Friday February 21st.
Date:
Thursday 20th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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