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Latest news and events from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

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Birmingham welcomes world leading social work experts to further research in social interventions and social work practice

Description
Professor Paul Montgomery a world leading researcher in behavioural interventions and Professor Harry Ferguson a leading expert in social work practice are to join the University of Birmingham's Department of Social Policy and Social Work, which has a 100-year history of training social work professionals.
Date:
28 March 2017

It's not just about the money: five dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

Description
Open any national newspaper or turn on the news and there is likely to be coverage of the intense pressures facing the NHS. Following on from the publication of the third edition of Understanding Health and Social Care, Jon Glasby looks at what's needed for long-term, successful health and social care reform.
Date:
08 February 2017

PhD student announced as Mentor of the Year at Mosaic's Princess Badiya Mentor of the Year Awards

Description
We are very proud to announce that Nasrin Akhtar, a PhD student with the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, is celebrating after being awarded a top accolade for her achievements of mentoring from a Jordanian princess.
Date:
27 January 2017

Social Housing and the Good Society: Policy Futures Report for Webb Memorial Trust (2015-16)

Description
A new report, 'Social Housing and the Good Society - Policy Futures Report for Webb Memorial Trust (2015-16)' is the final output of a programme of work for the Webb Memorial Trust, exploring change in social housing in England.
Date:
25 January 2017

Theresa May, the JAMs and Social Justice in an Era of Turbulence

Description
The speed with which Theresa May was `catapulted' into the leadership both of her Party and the nation following David Cameron's rapid departure from office after the EU referendum, has left many commentators seeking clues about the prospective economic and social agenda of her new government.
Date:
23 January 2017

'Just about managing' families need more help to save, says academic think-tank

Description
Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, according to the latest report from CHASM.
Date:
12 January 2017
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SPSW Events

Unpacking superdiversity: New directions in diversity research

Date
25 May 2017 (00:00)
Location:
Room 417 Muirhead Tower
Description
The purpose of this symposium is to provide the opportunity to develop experience presenting research and researchers from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and theoretical as well as empirical papers are welcomed.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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