News in the School of Social Policy

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

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Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report
Description
The UK could face a new winter of discontent as households count the cost of nine years of lost growth, the authors of a major new study into financial inclusion have warned.
Date:
21/09/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

Description
There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.
Date:
20/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Tri-City Social Work Exchange - What we learned about social work in England by visiting America

Description
Three participants in the Tri-City Social Work Exchange – including University of Birmingham's Professor Jon Glasby - explain how they left a visit to Chicago feeling more pride about their own way of working.
Date:
18/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

The Conversation Channel 4's The State disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong

Description
Chris Allen in The Conversation: on Channel 4's The State. Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
Date:
16/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Conversation on within and beyond citizenship at the time of Brexit and Trump

Description
Text of Q&A session with Roberto G. Gonzales and Dr Nando Sigona about their published book Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging (Routledge 2017).
Date:
16/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

New Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies published

Description
Special Issue: Rethinking integration. New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity is available from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (jems).
Date:
16/09/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is together always better?

Description
Enthusiasm for choice and competition between health care providers as a means of improving care quality appears to be wavering.
Date:
06/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Here's what the care homes of the future should look like

Description
With everything from shops and salons to cinemas and cycling, Paul Burstow discusses a new scheme encourages residents to take control of their lives by designing care homes.
Date:
02/08/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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