News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Mental Health Commission's Action Plan launch

Description
The action plan sets out in detail how mental health services provision is set to be improved across the West Midlands Combined Authority, and draws on the evidence from a wide-ranging survey of mental ill health and mental health support provision across the region, which was led by HSMC Senior Lecturer Dr Karen Newbigging in partnership with Michael Parsonage, Chief Economist at the Centre for Mental Health.
Date:
03/02/2017

Commissioning Care Act Advocacy: A work in progress

Description
In 2016, the Universities of Birmingham and Central Lancashire were commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence to undertake a rapid appraisal of how advocacy was being commissioned in relation to the Care Act and to identify positive practice.
Date:
02/02/2017

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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

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:
27/01/2017

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:
25/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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:
23/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?
Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.
Date:
16/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'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:
12/01/2017
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