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Major boost for social care research

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2018

Social care research at the University of York will receive a share of £20 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), boosting research to improve adult social care across the country.

Welfare Conditionality down under

Posted on Tuesday 6 November 2018

The Director of the Welfare Conditionality project takes WelCond's messages to Australia.

Imagining a poverty-free future

Posted on Thursday 25 October 2018

This zine making workshop was to celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2018


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SPSW experts in national debate:



Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing ‘Financial Inclusion’

This half-day workshop would bring in such scholars to discuss what we have learned from a decade of research on the microfinance, and how financial inclusion and the emergence of fintech may offer new opportunities - as well as risks - in for inclusive global development.


The Right to a Relationship

This event will look at the barriers facing people with learning disabilities in developing and sustaining sexual relationships.


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3rd Year Students in a Seminar

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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