News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

What is the crisis in mental health?

What is the crisis in mental health?
Description
Mental health has increasingly been in the news in recent months. This week we hear that Head Teachers are calling 999 to get access to help for pupils experiencing mental distress because of the lack of adequate provision of child and adolescent mental health services.
Date:
11/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Europe's housing shortage to exacerbate refugee crisis

Description
In a recent interview by ResearchGate, Alice Pittini, Research Coordinator for Housing Europe, and Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (University of Birmingham), were brought together to discuss the future of housing for refugees, asylum seekers, and the general population.
Date:
10/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Careers may change but we are social workers for life

Description
In a Blog written by the Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health, Lyn Romeo says that "Being a social worker involves working with complexity, taking difficult decisions and making a positive difference in challenging circumstances.
Date:
09/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Jenny Phillimore gives inaugural lecture at Academy of Social Sciences

Description
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, gave a talk at the inauguration of the Academy of Social Sciences Housewarming at the University of Liverpool in London.
Date:
04/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

PPE students win 'Hands Up' funding from alumni relations

Description
Undergraduate students on the PPE course (Policy, Politics and Economics) have been successful in winning £2,000 of Hands Up funding from Alumni Relations.
Date:
02/11/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Junior Doctor Contracts: The medical profession's fight or flight response

Description
Written by Rakesh Mistry, Final year medical student at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/10/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

New Evidence Review Series

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group have published the first of their Evidence Reviews. This new series will publish short but well-informed and critical state of the art reviews of key topics in housing policy and practice drawing on evidence from peer reviewed academic work and the professional practice literature.
Date:
28/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Group launches Working Paper Series

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group are delighted to launch their new Working Paper Series presenting the latest research from the group.
Date:
27/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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