News in the School of Social Policy

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


Cancer and age – looking beyond the numbers

How is the rise in cancer for the oldest people in UK society significant for cancer services? A new report from HSMC academics for Cancer Research UK explores how treatment decisions and experiences of care should be improved.

The NHS: Life begins at 70?

Will extra funding for the NHS be enough to set in on a path to a long and happy future? Martin Powell, Professor of Health and Social Policy at HSMC, offers his opinion in our latest Viewpoint.

Welcoming refugees in the UK

Director of IRiS Professor Jenny Phillimore in the Birmingham Brief: 'With the UK's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and Community Sponsorship Programme for refugees escaping conflicts in the Middle East, refugees have been resettled to many places in the UK that have very little experience of diversity, let alone refugees. What can these places do to welcome refugees?'

Black history is still largely ignored, 70 years after Empire Windrush reached Britain

April-Louise Pennant and Dr Nando Sigona write for The Conversation.What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today? The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on June 22, 1948 marked a watershed moment in the recent history of immigration to Britain. The day before the ship arrived from the Caribbean, the Evening Standard sent an airplane to photograph the vessel as it approached Britain. The photo appeared on the front page under the headline: "Welcome to Britain! Evening Standard plane greets 400 sons of Empire." But the reception of the new arrivals was far from unequivocally positive.

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