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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Evaluation of the empty homes community grants programme - North East and Yorkshire

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group have been awarded a grant by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, to evaluate the impact of the 'Empty Homes Community Grants Programme in North East England and Yorkshire'.
Date:
12/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Read the latest Newsletter from IRiS

Description
In their latest Newsletter, IRiS reflects back on some of the activities and projects it has been involved in over the past successful year.
Date:
08/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New publication: Delivering maternity services in an era of superdiversity: The challenges of novelty and newness

Description
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), has a new publication entitled 'Delivering maternity services in an era of superdiversity: the challenges of novelty and newness'.
Date:
07/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research Fellow vacancy: UPWEB research project (IRiS)

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, are looking to recruit a Research Fellow, to work on their 3 year research project 'Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage (UPWEB).
Date:
07/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Neglecting neuroscience has criminal consequences for youth

Neglecting neuroscience has criminal consequences for youth
Description
Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, and Visiting Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne Nathan Hughes, writes for 'The Conversation'
Date:
07/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

[It's not] 'All about money': Attempting to maximise older people's use of personal budgets

[It's not] 'All about money': Attempting to maximise older people's use of personal budgets
Description
Concerns have been raised about the extent to which personal budgets, and particularly direct payments, achieve the same benefits for older people as they have for younger disabled adults and people using mental health services.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New research to look at how superdiverse neighbourhoods access healthcare

Description
Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), is the lead researcher for a new 3 year project starting in 2015 entitled 'Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage (UPWEB)'.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Italian Navy rescue migrants abandoned at sea

Description
FRONTEX and the Italian Navy recently rescued two large cargo ships packed with hundreds of migrants and refugees abandoned in open sea by their crews
Date:
05/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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