News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

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

Messaging in the Midlands - latest Working Paper from IRiS

Description
Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Messaging in the Midlands: Exploring digital literacy repertoires in a superdiverse region'.
Date:
11/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CHASM latest Briefing Paper

Description
Read the latest Briefing Paper from CHASM, 'An alternative to payday: Are credit unions the answer?'
Date:
09/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Simulating superdiversity

Description
All are welcome at this simulation to illustrate how the complex patterns of cultural and genetic signals might combine to define what we mean by "groups" of people is presented.
Date:
09/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Time to Nationalise Social Care

Description
The Labour government of 1945 set about tackling the five giant evils identified by Beveridge (want, ignorance, idleness, squalor and disease) through an ambitious programme of social reform. While it proved difficult from the onset to provide the nationwide, uniform, high quality services that had been envisaged (not least because of historic levels of underfunding and the austere post-war economic climate), there was at least the promise of improved social protection for all.
Date:
09/01/2017
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