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Maximising Older People's use of Personal Budgets

Description
TSRC publish new report on Maximising Older People's Personal budget Use (MOPPU) which aimed to 'improve social care outcomes for older people using personal budgets' through the development of an 'innovative volunteer-delivery model'.
Date:
03 November 2014

IRiS academic on Radio Five Live

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed on Question Time Extra Time on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Date:
03 November 2014

New publication: Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context

Description
Dr Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new book published entitled 'Commonplace Diversity: Social relations in a superdiverse context'.
Date:
29 October 2014

Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

Description
The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
29 October 2014

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Description
Just published is a new book entitled '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
Date:
28 October 2014

Housing and Communities Fellow launches new book at UoB Brussels office - 3 November 2014

Description
A new book on social housing organisations in England and the Netherlands by Housing and Communiteis Honorary Fellow, Darinka Czische is being launched on 3 November in Brussels.
Date:
28 October 2014
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IASS Events

Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making

Date
03 December 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar on 'Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making'.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Using the Secondary Financial Services Market to Advance Economic Justice

Date
09 December 2014 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) with David Stoesz, Fulbright University of Birmingham Distinguished Professor.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

'Poor wretched Outcast! I will weep for thee': Reflections upon funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation

Date
20 January 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by CHASM to reflect on funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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