News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

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University of Birmingham Social Work programme represented at Social Worker of the Year Awards

Description
Jamie McEwan (MA Social Work, 2013) won Gold for 'Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year', while Annabelle Stock (MA Social Work, 2016) took home Silver as runner-up for 'Student Social Worker of the Year', at a ceremony in London on Friday 25 November.
Date:
01/12/2016

LifeSavers

Description
LifeSavers is a joint initiative by the Church of England and Young Enterprise. It seeks to establish schools savings clubs in primary schools across the UK in conjunction with a financial education curriculum.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Mental health commissioning in Australia

Description
Dr Robin Miller from HSMC has been appointed a Senior Associate of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Heroes: Migration and Displacement

Description
The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research into migration and displacement. The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally, to focus on migration, displacement and superdiversity.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Multi-disciplinary team learning event

Description
HSMC ran a successful event on multi-disciplinary teams (mdts) in Birmingham on Thursday 17th November. Chaired by Dr Robin Miller and in partnership with the Strategy Unit and ICF International the event was attended by over 70 practitioners, managers and researchers with an interest collaborative working.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Integrated care interventions can reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases, but may not meet national policy targets

Description
New research has shown that integrated care interventions can be effective in reducing hospital activity, but the evidence base is poor and suggests that transforming services to integrate health and social care may not be enough to meet national policy targets for halting the rise in hospital activity.
Date:
23/11/2016
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