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University of Birmingham academic receives share of £3 million research award

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Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite receives Philip Leverhulme prize and funding to advance research into the growth and corporatisation of charitable food in the UK
Date:
26 October 2020

Community responses to COVID-19 research

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The Third Sector Research Centre has been exploring community responses to COVID-19 - from lockdown and beyond
Date:
30 September 2020

'Invisible' unpaid carers going hungry in lockdown

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Research suggests more than 100,000 unpaid carers in the UK have had to rely on food banks during the pandemic.
Date:
18 June 2020

Carers and COVID-19: Hunger and mental health

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Although we've been clapping for carers throughout the pandemic, research has found that a number of them are silently facing unthinkable hardships
Date:
18 June 2020

Birmingham ranked third in the UK for Social Policy

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In the latest Complete University Guide 2021, Social Policy has been ranked third in the UK reflecting a steady climb for the department over the past few years.
Date:
15 June 2020

Researching Covid-19 and its impact on families

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Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite and researchers from the University of York are working together to explore how families in poverty navigate #Covid19UK, while also tracking how the social security system responds.
Date:
27 April 2020
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