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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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

The future of social care funding – Professor Jon Glasby speaks to BBC Breakfast

Description
Following his article in the British Medical Journal on the current funding crisis in social care, Professor Jon Glasby this morning spoke to BBC Breakfast on the same topic.
Date:
15/12/2016

How can we fund social care now and in the future?

Description
Professor Jon Glasby has recently published an article in the British Medical Journal entitled 'After "the end of local government as we know it," what next for social care?'
Date:
14/12/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Who knows best? Older people's experience of emergency hospital admission

Description
Whenever there is significant pressure in acute care, a common response is for us to question whether all the people (often frail older people) who are currently in hospital really need to be there in the first place – or whether they could have been cared for in alternative settings had such services been available at the point of admission.
Date:
12/12/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham Social Work programme represented at Social Worker of the Year Awards

Description
Jamie McEwan (MA Social Work, 2013) won Gold for 'Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year', while Annabelle Stock (MA Social Work, 2016) took home Silver as runner-up for 'Student Social Worker of the Year', at a ceremony in London on Friday 25 November.
Date:
01/12/2016

LifeSavers

Description
LifeSavers is a joint initiative by the Church of England and Young Enterprise. It seeks to establish schools savings clubs in primary schools across the UK in conjunction with a financial education curriculum.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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