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Professor Paul Burstow announced as new chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence

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Professor of Mental Health Policy Paul Burstow has been appointed as the new chair of national improvement agency and charity the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Date:
28 July 2017

Third Sector Research Centre share evaluation of Big Local scheme at the first ever Big Local Film Festival

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The Third Sector Research Centre have recently published findings from the evaluation of the Big Local scheme, which aims to bring together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. The findings were shared with Big Local residents and participants at the first ever Big Local Film Festival in July.
Date:
26 July 2017

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

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A new blog post from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) discusses pro-EU mobilisation, and a study to understand the changing expectations and identities of those who feel personally affected by the decision to leave the EU, who feel misrepresented and excluded from popular constructions of the "British people".
Date:
12 July 2017

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

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Researcher Ozlem Young examines the impact of Brexit on Somalian Muslim families in the UK, who fled their war-torn homeland in the 1990s for safety in other European countries, subsequently settling in Britain. This is part of the Eurochildren research project led by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10 July 2017

The University of Birmingham part of new research network to identify solutions to UK social care crisis

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A new research project including researchers from the School of Social Policy here at the University of Birmingham will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK's social care system.
Date:
30 June 2017

'Oh Lord Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood': 'Mayism' and Social Care for Older People

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Robert M Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, explores the impact of Theresa May's social care proposals on the Conservative party's election performance, and considers what the future may hold in this area.
Date:
26 June 2017
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