School of Social Policy

Welcome to the School of Social Policy, where our mission is ‘to understand the world – but also to change it’. This means carrying out high quality and relevant research, but then using this as a starting point for making a practical difference in the real world through our teaching, our professional training, our policy advice and our work with local communities, the public and the media. 



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Posted 29 July 2016

Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to reduce delays in discharges, the NAO reports that the number of delays has risen by a third in the past two years equating to more than 1.1 million days.

Posted 26 July 2016

On superdiversity in a 'crisis mood'

Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed by Rosemary Bechler, Editor for 'Open Democracy'.

Posted 25 July 2016

What clinicians need to know about cancer survivors' approaches to self-management

With more people surviving cancer than ever before we need to focus on how to support cancer survivors to live well post-cancer. For some cancer survivors, the chronic nature of some of the side-effects from cancer and its treatment can be debilitating and exhausting, resulting in assaults to their physical, psychological and emotional health and wellbeing.

Posted 19 July 2016

Good Housing: Better Health

Against a backdrop of the ongoing consultation on the design of the new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, The Academic-Practitioner Partnership has published a paper to highlight the one-sided approach to housing policy.

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