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Posted on Friday 14 June 2019
A new report suggests that people feel less lonely when they have access to everyday technology such as a radio, television or tablet.
Posted on Friday 7 June 2019
Jade Ward from the Social Policy Research Unit was invited as a guest speaker to the 'Introduction to University' day for care leavers and professionals, held at the University of Hull on 29th. May 2019.
Posted on Wednesday 1 May 2019
This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Social Work. The Department is ranked 9th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020.
Posted on Friday 26 April 2019
Jade Ward and Jo Dixon from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, along with Holly Hennell, Manager from York Cares, and two participants, Amy and Shelly, share the Bright Futures Practice Guide at the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum (NLCBF).
Posted on Thursday 11 April 2019
Having contact with a nurse who understands dementia and has the time to get to know their situation could improve carers' confidence and help them to feel supported.
Care Leavers' Transition into the Labour Market in England
Using linked national datasets and interviews with stakeholders, this research explores factors and trajectories contributing to employability for care leavers.
Implementing the Person-Centred Community Care Inventory (PERCCI) as a measure for quality in social care services
How can we translate a person-centredness score into something meaningful for understanding service quality?
The PEDRO study: Partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs
The PEDRO study is evaluating and exploring hearing dog partnerships. The aim of the study is to understand the impacts and experiences of these partnerships, and their place within wider support and provision for deaf people and people with hearing loss.
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)