News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Understanding and improving mental health services for young people

Description
With a number of health and social care communities considering whether to develop their child and adolescent mental health services into a more integrated 0-25 pathway, comparative research at the University of Birmingham is exploring how such issues are approached in England, Wales and Scotland and in three Australian states.
Date:
10/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning

Description
A new set of standards to help local authorities improve the effectiveness and quality of adult social care commissioning has been launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester.
Date:
10/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New Zealand's 'integrated performance and incentive framework': Will it drive a 'whole of system' approach to health service design?

New Zealand's 'integrated performance and incentive framework': Will it drive a 'whole of system' approach to health service design?
Description
New Zealand's health system shares many similarities with the NHS. It is largely tax funded, public hospitals predominate and are free of patient charges, while private GPs receive government subsidies with a key difference that there is always a patient co-payment to see a GP.
Date:
06/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

A visit to Beijing's third hospital

A visit to Beijing's third hospital
Description
China is a bit of a hot topic at the moment. This is no more so than the reform of its healthcare system with a variety of perspectives being put forward about the successes and missed opportunities associated with the progress made to date.
Date:
06/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article published in the Huffington Post, 'Why I quit the Government's anti-Muslim hatred working group'.
Date:
05/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif
Description
For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple: those wearing the hijab are easily recognisable as being Muslim. For perpetrators, the hijab is also seen to symbolise Islam, or more appropriately, all that they perceive to be wrong or problematic about Islam.
Date:
05/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Maximising Older People's use of Personal Budgets

Description
TSRC publish new report on Maximising Older People's Personal budget Use (MOPPU) which aimed to 'improve social care outcomes for older people using personal budgets' through the development of an 'innovative volunteer-delivery model'.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS academic on Radio Five Live

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed on Question Time Extra Time on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Date:
03/11/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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