News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory

Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory
Description
As part of the move towards greater integration there has been much interest in the potential of 'outcome-based commissioning'. Outcomes, and the need to focus on these rather than inputs and activities is of course nothing new although often still elusive to achieve in practice.
Date:
17/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Commissioning for outcomes

Description
Robin Miller, Senior Fellow, has being working with the Forward Carers Consortium and Birmingham City Council to understand their recent experience of developing new arrangement for the commissioning of carers services in the city.
Date:
17/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What exactly is the Q....?

What exactly is the Q....?
Description
Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England, connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK.
Date:
16/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What is the crisis in mental health?

What is the crisis in mental health?
Description
Mental health has increasingly been in the news in recent months. This week we hear that Head Teachers are calling 999 to get access to help for pupils experiencing mental distress because of the lack of adequate provision of child and adolescent mental health services.
Date:
11/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Europe's housing shortage to exacerbate refugee crisis

Description
In a recent interview by ResearchGate, Alice Pittini, Research Coordinator for Housing Europe, and Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (University of Birmingham), were brought together to discuss the future of housing for refugees, asylum seekers, and the general population.
Date:
10/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Careers may change but we are social workers for life

Description
In a Blog written by the Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health, Lyn Romeo says that "Being a social worker involves working with complexity, taking difficult decisions and making a positive difference in challenging circumstances.
Date:
09/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Jenny Phillimore gives inaugural lecture at Academy of Social Sciences

Description
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, gave a talk at the inauguration of the Academy of Social Sciences Housewarming at the University of Liverpool in London.
Date:
04/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New Evidence Review Series

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group have published the first of their Evidence Reviews. This new series will publish short but well-informed and critical state of the art reviews of key topics in housing policy and practice drawing on evidence from peer reviewed academic work and the professional practice literature.
Date:
28/10/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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