Fact Check: are there over a million foreigners living illegally in Britain?
A survey by the charity Plan International UK found that one in ten girls or women aged 14 to 21 in Britain cannot afford sanitary towels or tampons.
IRIS deputy director Nando Sigona is invited at the UN in Geneva to participate as an expert panellist in the sixth informal thematic session on "Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures"
Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow in Social Policy, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, has been awarded the Peter Townsend Prize from the British Academy for her book, 'Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain' which examines the lives of people using a Trussell Trust foodbank in Stockton-on-Tees, North East England.
Dr Lisa Morriss, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Birmingham has been awarded the BASW Kay McDougall British Journal of Social Work Prize for an article looking at the newly created role of the Approved Mental Health Professional.