News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Choice and competition is the 'least worst' way of reforming public services

Description
As part of the 2015 International Research Society for Public Management conference, Birmingham's School of Social Policy hosted a debate on the future of public services with Sir Julian Le Grand, former health advisor to Tony Blair
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration

Description
As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Professor Seven Hobfoll, the Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois in the USA, will be presenting a lecture entitled 'Ya'Gotta' love baseball: Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration'.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Language and Superdiversity: exploring corpus approaches

Description
Forthcoming series of seminars which will explore the possible synergies between corpus linguistics and superdiversity.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Communities as change agents

Communities as change agents
Description
The University of Birmingham played host to the International Research Society of Public Management this week.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

TSRC and NCVO receive funding to continue work on third sector evidence base

Description
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.
Date:
26/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Tenant involvement could save millions says Minister, Stephen Williams

Description
Professor David Mullins joined over 100 leading figures from the tenants movement and social landlords in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons recently, to launch a major new report on the business benefits of social landlords' involving their tenants in decision making and service provision.
Date:
26/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sustaining the social and intellectual capital for mental health transformation

Sustaining the social and intellectual capital for mental health transformation
Description
Karen Newbigging reports on her amazing week, a fortnight ago, energised by the compassion, commitment and tangible developments for improving our approach to mental health.
Date:
24/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Individual Service Funds

Description
HSMC hosts a successful national event exploring the potential of Individual Service Funds in health and social care.
Date:
24/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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