News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

Sociology in and of Birmingham: Studying and celebrating diversity

Description
This open public event chaired by Lynn Jamieson, the President of the British Sociological Association on the eve of their annual conference, which is taking place in Birmingham. All with an interest in Birmingham are welcome and invited to participate in discussion, from those who have never heard of sociology to long-term sociologists.
Date:
02/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Learning Disability: Making lives matter

Description
The proposal this week to appoint a Learning Disability Commissioner can be seen as an expression of frustration by Sir Stephen Bubb, who has conducted a review of learning disability residential services after the scandal at Winterbourne View. Perspective from Catherine Needham, HSMC.
Date:
29/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

AHRC FinCris Project

Description
On 3 February 2016 the AHRC FinCris project held its final dissemination event in Brussels on: 'Financial Reform after the Crisis: Promoting stability, fair taxation, ethics and financial inclusion'.
Date:
24/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

France 24 - The Debate

Description
Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by France 24 on the situation in Calais.
Date:
24/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

EU migrants and access to benefits: Where's the controversy?

Description
In light of the Prime Minister's call for an EU Referendum in the UK, Professor Jenny Phillimore examines the idea that high levels of welfare increases the number of new migrants to a country.
Date:
22/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why are unaccompanied migrant children disappearing in the thousands?

Description
The 'disappearance' of 10,000 migrant children after arriving in the EU made recently headlines in British newspapers and across the world.
Date:
22/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people

Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people
Description
The NHS faces unprecedented challenges, and the capacity and funding concerns faced by acute care in particular are constantly in the news. At the front-line, the pressures are intense. Faced with growing need and demand on the one hand, and sustained funding problems on the other, the longstanding issue of how best to make use of scarce, expensive resources like acute hospital beds remains as crucial as ever.
Date:
16/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation
Description
Reaction to the Carter Review of hospital productivity has been somewhat guarded. Jennifer Dixon from the Health Foundation describes the report's recommendations as 'a positive step' which nevertheless represents merely the 'tip of the iceberg'.
Date:
15/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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