Social Policy and Social Work

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Social Policy, Social Work, Applied Social Science and Public Management - find out more

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87% of our research activity is rated as world leading or internationally excellent

Students undertaking the Murder Investigation policy-practice case study in a 3rd Year module.

Committed to teaching quality - 100% student satisfaction for BA Social Policy, NSS 2013

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Changing Practices of Intimacy and Family life in a Globalized World

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

Experts gather from around the world: an East-West Comparison

Piloting the Sababu Intervention in the wake of Ebola

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

Meredith Newlin (ICMHSR) develops social intervention framework related training with mental health workers in Sierra Leone

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Introducing the new Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy (CRCG)

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2015

A new focal point for our world leading cross-national and transnational social policy analysis

Postgraduate scholarships

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Mental Health and Homelessness: New Understanding and New Solutions

A reconceptualization of the relationships between mental health problems and homelessness leading to new forms of intervention.


Using life story work in dementia care

Everybody has a life story. These are rich and varied and can be used to communicate who we are to the people around us. Researchers from the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York and their partners are currently researching life story work and will present their findings.

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The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work and professional development for public managers.

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