News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Birmingham social work student wins Adult Social Worker of the Year Award 2014

Description
Alumna Joanne Lowe has won Adults Social Worker of the Year at the 2014 'Social Worker of the Year Awards'.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

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

Getting to hospital at a single stroke: Free stroke training for GP receptionists launched

Description
A new, free training initiative launches in the New Year to help GP receptionists recognise the symptoms of stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack).
Date:
22/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar - 12 January 2015

Description
All are welcome at the next Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar, which will be held on Monday 12 January 2015 in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15-5.45).
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

No more hero leaders

Description
Across all public services, including health, the skill sets of leaders in the future need to be different, and the type of leadership approach also needs to change.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

West Midlands Aspiring Directors Programme

Description
The first cohort of 40 participants on the West Midlands Aspiring Directors programme finished with some creative presentations depicting what they learned on their journey through this 9 month long programme.
Date:
17/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Leadership Development Programme for GPs Mental Health Leads in CCGs

Description
Accredited by the Royal College of Practitioners, this programme targeted at GP Mental Health Commissioning Leads - in the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England - started in October 2014. Twenty-eight GPs and two commissioning colleagues are currently taking part in the programme, which is being delivered in Cambridge and Birmingham.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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