HSMC helps launch new social welfare portal

Professor Jon GlasbyJon Glasby gave a keynote address at the launch of the British Library's Social Welfare portal. Developed in partnership with the Social Care Institute for Excellence, the portal offers a single point of access to the Library's social welfare content and collections for the first time and provides access to the latest thinking on social policy for anyone with a special interest in the subject, including researchers, social workers, policymakers and policy liaison officers in the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors. Jon's keynote - entitled 'Why evidence doesn't always influence policy and practice, why it should and how it might' - builds on his recent edited book for The Policy Press on Evidence, Policy and Practice.