News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Description
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Dr Chris Allen contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
17/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Irregular migrant crossings in the Mediterranean

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by Jon Sopel on the BBC World's Global on Melilla, Lampedusa and Fortress Europe.
Date:
17/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS practitioner researchers organise exhibition

Description
All are welcome at this exhibition at the Barber Institute which is a snapshot of Birmingham's Chinese community captured through oral history interviews, photographs and other records.
Date:
17/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and communities: Australian speaking engagements

Description
Social Policy's David Mullins will be speaking at two events in Australia during May.
Date:
14/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children

Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children
Description
Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Researchinto Superdiversity (IRiS), writes in 'The Conversation' in a recent article entitled 'Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children'.
Date:
10/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research shows growth in empty homes activity in the Midlands

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has today launched a case studies report following a programme of research, funded by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), to evaluate the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme (EHCGP) in the Midlands.
Date:
08/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Foundation Trusts: 10 years on

NHS Foundation Trusts: 10 years on
Description
There are over two million members of NHS Foundation Trusts. They ought to be a bedrock on which a participatory NHS can be built – after all medical professionals are expert on medical treatment, but patients are expert on what care and dignity feels like when receiving that treatment.
Date:
07/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Taxing times for the NHS

Description
On his first day as Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens stated that the National Health Service was facing its biggest challenge to date because of the most sustained 'budget crunch in its 66-year history'. He argued it was time to 'chart a new course' in order to face the really big challenges – dementia, obesity, inequalities, mental health and wellbeing, personalisation, prevention and empowerment. Only by 'radically transforming services' would the NHS continue to thrive.
Date:
07/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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