News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

'Oh Lord Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood': 'Mayism' and Social Care for Older People

Description
Robert M Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, explores the impact of Theresa May's social care proposals on the Conservative party's election performance, and considers what the future may hold in this area.
Date:
26/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New study explores national identity and political engagement of EU citizens in the UK at the referendum

Description
In the 2016 referendum on the EU, EU citizens living in the UK were not eligible to vote – irrespective of how long they had spent in the UK. A new study by the Institute of Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) investigates how this group experienced the referendum campaign, and how this affected perceptions of political integration, feelings of membership and national identity.
Date:
26/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research centre celebrates seven years of providing world-class research on financial security

Description
The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) is celebrating seven years of producing world-class research on the role of assets and their distribution in people's lives - from pensions to housing to financial savings.
Date:
23/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Rome mayor's anti-migrant stance signals shift to right for Italy's Five Star Movement

Rome mayor's anti-migrant stance signals shift to right for Italy's Five Star Movement
Description
Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome? Dr Nando Sigona writes for the Conversation on why Rome's mayor has shifted her stance on welcoming refugees.
Date:
21/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Britain must address the pervasive 'white noise' against Muslims

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Fed by the far-right, Islamophobia continues to make it into the mainstream - where its' eagerly received by some - writes Dr Chris Allen for the Conversation.
Date:
21/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The tower: how do we tell our children that in 2017, London is burning again?

Description
In his latest blog post, Dr Nando Sigona argues that Grenfell Tower residents have the right to the city, to stay in their borough, to rebuild their life and to have their many questions answered.
Date:
19/06/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Who are the Europeans? New podcast examines issues facing Europeans in the UK

Description
In the first episode of the 'Breaking Brexit' podcast, Dr Nando Sigona examines one of the main issues EU nationals in the UK are faced with since the referendum: who are 'we'?
Date:
19/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Health Services Management Centre key partner in new research into mental health care provision

Description
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham will join the University of York and University of Sheffield in a research project to look at mental health care provision, funded by the Health Foundation.
Date:
19/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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