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Research shows growth in empty homes activity in the Midlands

Description
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:
08 April 2014

'Cinderella law' proposals are unhelpful and draconian

Description
Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, contributes to an article in 'The Conversation', commenting on the proposed 'Cinderella law'.
Date:
02 April 2014

Seeking sanctuary in the UK and the Netherlands

Description
Linda Bakker from the University of Rotterdam is the main presenter at this IRiS hosted event on 9 April 2014 in Room 427 of the Muirhead Tower.
Date:
01 April 2014

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

Description
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:
31 March 2014

Government Workshop with Baroness Warsi

Description
Students from the 'Doing of Not Doing God: religion, policy and politics' third year Social Policy undergraduate module were given the opportunity to meet and hear Baroness Sayeeda Warsi speak about the role and relevance of different religious communities in the city of Birmingham.
Date:
31 March 2014

How financially inclusive is our society?

Description
Professor Karen Rowlingson, Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), recently took part in an 'Understanding Society podcast'.
Date:
27 March 2014
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IASS Events

Housing and Communities Research Network Eighth Seminar

Date
29 April 2014 (16:15-17:30)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
This 8th Housing and Communities Research Network seminar is part of a collaboration between the Housing and Communities Research Group and Birmingham City Council to understand the impact of the growth of private renting in the City and support strategic responses to this major trend.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Strengthening Professional Judgement in Practice

Date
10 June 2014 (16:00-18:15)
Location:
Courtyard Room, Park House
Description
Hosted by the Public Service Academy and led by leading academics with extensive experience in policy and practice, the seminars are targeted at leaders and managers in all areas of the social work profession. Seminars will also be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals in related health and social care disciplines. This seminar will be led by Professor Sue White and Professor Barbara Fawcett.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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