News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

Who will pick our strawberries now? The Brexit impact

Description
Following the momentous decision announced on the 24 of June 2016 that Britain intended to exit the EU, the issue of 'lost labour' for the farming sector quickly emerged. Soft fruit growers were one of the first to speak out. The sector is worth around £1.2billion a year in the UK, but the harvesting of strawberries, blueberries and raspberriesis heavily reliant on migrant labour.
Date:
12/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CHASM Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Report, 2016

Description
CHASM have published the latest annual monitoring report commissioned by the Friends Provident Foundation, to measure changing levels of financial inclusion in Britain from 2013-2017.
Date:
12/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Children and unsafe migration in Europe: Data and policy

Description
Data on refugee and migrant children are the focus of Issue 5 of the IOM GMDAC Data Briefing Series.
Date:
12/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Rise in lone children seeking asylum in England

Description
The number of asylum seeking children in the care of English councils has risen 62% in a year.
Date:
12/09/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

'Who knows best?' Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

Description
Until now, studies have paid little attention to the views of older people on the problems of emergency admissions. A new study by the Health Services Management Centre and Department of Social Policy and Social Work, at the University of Birmingham, has addressed this and presents some key findings.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Study finds that the majority of older people are admitted to hospital appropriately, challenging current perceptions

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the majority of over 65s admitted to hospital felt that it was the right choice for their health, while all GPs and hospital doctors who took part in the study said they felt there had been no inappropriate admissions.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Primary Care in Europe

Description
Dr Robin Miller to attend the annual European Forum for primary care in Riga, Latvia
Date:
06/09/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Research funding secured by leading social scientists to help vulnerable women in Birmingham

Description
Under the leadership of Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Social Sciences Professor Saul Becker and Co-Head of Department of Social Policy & Social Work, Dr Simon Pemberton, the School of Social Policy has recently received generous funding from the JABBS Foundation to conduct a four year research project with Anawim, a women's centre in Birmingham providing holistic support to women across the city.
Date:
06/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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