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Veterans’ substance abuse has devastating impact on loved ones
Posted on Thursday 14 November 2019
Professor Charlie Lloyd is calling on the families of veterans with substance abuse problems to take part in a major survey looking at their experiences.
Homelessness can be reduced using innovative ‘Housing First’ model
Posted on Friday 11 October 2019
A housing model has proved effective in reducing homelessness across Europe but it needs more political support to increase its impact, says a new study led by the University of York.
We're 6th in the UK
Posted on Monday 23 September 2019
Social Policy and Social Work at York is in the top ten for Social Work in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
National House Project nominated for Children and Young People Now Award
Posted on Wednesday 18 September 2019
An innovative project evaluated by SPSW researchers has been nominated for the Leaving Care Award at the Children and Young People Now Awards 2019.
Self-funders' experiences of social care
Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2019
New research project looking at self-funders' experiences of social care, led by Dr Kate Baxter.
Helping Older People to Engage Effectively with Community Social Care (The HOPES study)
This study aims to understand how support workers help older adults with mental health needs to accept and receive social care.
Finding and Funding Social Care a Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Self-funders
The purpose of this project is to understand self-funders' experiences of finding and funding social care, and create an online resource of peer experiences.
Parents' Stories of their Children's Lives: a follow-on study of QUEST parents
The purpose of this study is to understand the factors that influence the mental health and well-being of teenagers on the autism spectrum.
Latest research findings from SPRU
Download a PDF of the final report - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementia - report (PDF , 4,574kb)
Download a PDF of the plain English summary - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementia - summary (PDF , 114kb)
Download a PDF of the scientific summary - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementia (PDF , 139kb)
Download a PDF of the summary of findings - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers for people with dementia (PDF , 886kb)