News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Here's what the care homes of the future should look like

Description
With everything from shops and salons to cinemas and cycling, Paul Burstow discusses a new scheme encourages residents to take control of their lives by designing care homes.
Date:
02/08/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Third Sector Research Centre share evaluation of Big Local scheme at the first ever Big Local Film Festival

Description
The Third Sector Research Centre have recently published findings from the evaluation of the Big Local scheme, which aims to bring together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. The findings were shared with Big Local residents and participants at the first ever Big Local Film Festival in July.
Date:
26/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Healthcare service decommissioning in conflict due to lack of 'blueprint' on best practice - study

Healthcare service decommissioning in conflict due to lack of 'blueprint' on best practice - study
Description
Healthcare professionals have little structure or set policy in place to help with decision making and implementation when decommissioning and replacing healthcare services, a study has found.
Date:
19/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New project to critically appraise primary care innovation programme in Wales

Description
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) has been commissioned to complete a critical appraisal of a health care programme which aims to share innovation around primary care services such as those offered by GPs, thereby reducing hospital admissions and pressure on A&E departments.
Date:
14/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

Description
A new blog post from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) discusses pro-EU mobilisation, and a study to understand the changing expectations and identities of those who feel personally affected by the decision to leave the EU, who feel misrepresented and excluded from popular constructions of the "British people".
Date:
12/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

Description
Researcher Ozlem Young examines the impact of Brexit on Somalian Muslim families in the UK, who fled their war-torn homeland in the 1990s for safety in other European countries, subsequently settling in Britain. This is part of the Eurochildren research project led by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Admission impossible? Understanding and reducing the emergency admissions of older people

Description
Professor Jon Glasby writes for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) blog about the 'Who Knows Best' project, which explores older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions.
Date:
05/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The University of Birmingham part of new research network to identify solutions to UK social care crisis

Description
A new research project including researchers from the School of Social Policy here at the University of Birmingham will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK's social care system.
Date:
30/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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