News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Simulating superdiversity

Description
All are welcome at this simulation to illustrate how the complex patterns of cultural and genetic signals might combine to define what we mean by "groups" of people is presented.
Date:
09/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How can we fund social care now and in the future?

Description
Professor Jon Glasby has recently published an article in the British Medical Journal entitled 'After "the end of local government as we know it," what next for social care?'
Date:
14/12/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Who knows best? Older people's experience of emergency hospital admission

Description
Whenever there is significant pressure in acute care, a common response is for us to question whether all the people (often frail older people) who are currently in hospital really need to be there in the first place – or whether they could have been cared for in alternative settings had such services been available at the point of admission.
Date:
12/12/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

LifeSavers

Description
LifeSavers is a joint initiative by the Church of England and Young Enterprise. It seeks to establish schools savings clubs in primary schools across the UK in conjunction with a financial education curriculum.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Mental health commissioning in Australia

Description
Dr Robin Miller from HSMC has been appointed a Senior Associate of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Heroes: Migration and Displacement

Description
The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research into migration and displacement. The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is the first institute in the UK and one of the first globally, to focus on migration, displacement and superdiversity.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Multi-disciplinary team learning event

Description
HSMC ran a successful event on multi-disciplinary teams (mdts) in Birmingham on Thursday 17th November. Chaired by Dr Robin Miller and in partnership with the Strategy Unit and ICF International the event was attended by over 70 practitioners, managers and researchers with an interest collaborative working.
Date:
29/11/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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