News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

[It's not] 'All about money': Attempting to maximise older people's use of personal budgets

[It's not] 'All about money': Attempting to maximise older people's use of personal budgets
Description
Concerns have been raised about the extent to which personal budgets, and particularly direct payments, achieve the same benefits for older people as they have for younger disabled adults and people using mental health services.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham social work student wins Adult Social Worker of the Year Award 2014

Description
Alumna Joanne Lowe has won Adults Social Worker of the Year at the 2014 'Social Worker of the Year Awards'.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Birmingham social work student wins Adult Social Worker of the Year Award 2014

Description
Alumna Joanne Lowe has won Adults Social Worker of the Year at the 2014 'Social Worker of the Year Awards'.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

New research to look at how superdiverse neighbourhoods access healthcare

Description
Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), is the lead researcher for a new 3 year project starting in 2015 entitled 'Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage (UPWEB)'.
Date:
06/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Italian Navy rescue migrants abandoned at sea

Description
FRONTEX and the Italian Navy recently rescued two large cargo ships packed with hundreds of migrants and refugees abandoned in open sea by their crews
Date:
05/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Getting to hospital at a single stroke: Free stroke training for GP receptionists launched

Description
A new, free training initiative launches in the New Year to help GP receptionists recognise the symptoms of stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack).
Date:
22/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar - 12 January 2015

Description
All are welcome at the next Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar, which will be held on Monday 12 January 2015 in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15-5.45).
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

No more hero leaders

Description
Across all public services, including health, the skill sets of leaders in the future need to be different, and the type of leadership approach also needs to change.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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