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Students involved in 'Measuring the Good' project activities

Posted on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Students on the MPA Comparative Applied Social and Public Policy, Evaluation and Research (CASPPER) recently participated in a national initiative helping Third Sector organisations to become better, stronger and achieve more.

Microfinance and poverty: what do we know?

Posted on Wednesday 29 November 2017

A new systematic review from Mathilde Maîtrot and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa explores the impact of microfinance on poverty and wellbeing.

Ellen Roberts and Sally Brooks
We welcome Commonwealth scholars

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

16 postgraduate students, supported by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, have joined our online programmes.


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Personality Disorders: A Social Perspective

This workshop will consider both service users and mental health social workers understanding of personality disorder


Caring for those who care: support for dementia carers

Family carers are the most valuable resource we have in dementia care, yet little is known about how best to support them.


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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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