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Peer Researchers attend homelessness conference in Ireland

Posted on Wednesday 27 November 2019

The Peer Research and Understanding Homelessness: Exploring Practice, Learning and Innovation conference, was held in Dublin on 20 November 2019 by Focus Ireland. Guests and speakers included services and charities working within the homeless sector across Europe, some of whom were already using a peer research methodology.

Consultation on rights of children during surrogacy

Posted on Tuesday 19 November 2019

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw, Honorary Fellow of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, organises multi-disciplinary consultation event and speaks at international conferences.

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.

Tree planted in memory of Chris Edmonson

Posted on Monday 11 November 2019

The SUPA Group have planted a Japanese maple tree.

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.

Commonwealth Scholarships for sustainable development

Posted on Tuesday 8 October 2019

Eleven Commonwealth scholars are now embarking on our Masters of Public Administration (International Development), an online programme with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. The programme has been designed to equip public service professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyse, influence and implement development policies and programmes.

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.

Social Policy Research Unit granted International Society for Child Indicators Impact Award

Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2019

The Social Policy Research Unit and The Children's Society have been awarded the 2019 International Society for Child Indicators Impact Award.

The China Partnership Programme and student integration

Posted on Tuesday 6 August 2019

Dr Sabrina Chai, director the China Partnership Programme, discusses the importance of student integration.

Academics guest-edit a special issue of the Journal for Poverty and Social Justice

Posted on Monday 29 July 2019

Academics have guest-edited a special issue dedicated to self-employment and social protection in Europe.

Researching rough sleepers

Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2019

A new project will be looking at improving access to healthcare for people living rough.

International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2019

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research hosts conference providing insights into leading social work practice and research.

Academic receives International Recognition Award from the UK Social Policy Association

Posted on Friday 19 July 2019

Professor Nick Ellison received the award from SPA President, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, at the Association's annual conference.

Report calls for radical rethink on support given to released prisoners recovering from addiction

Posted on Tuesday 16 July 2019

A major new report examining the help given to prisoners recovering from addiction has set out a series of “blueprints” which its authors say could “transform” the way prisoners are supported once they have served their sentence.

Christine Skinner hosts Australian colleagues from the International Network of Child Support Scholars

Posted on Thursday 4 July 2019

Ongoing comparative research on separated parent families is discussed at York

Researchers say benefits sanctions should not be imposed on veterans

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019

A new study linked to Welfare Conditionality has revealed that ex-service personnel with physical and mental health problems are struggling to navigate a ‘baffling’ benefits system.

The Children's Worlds project June conference at the University of Nantes

Posted on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Results were presented from the first 22 countries participating in the 'Third wave' phase of the project.

Majority of children in care have experienced significant abuse and neglect

Posted on Thursday 20 June 2019

A joint study by researchers at the Universities of York and Stirling has found that 90% of children in Scotland who go into care when aged five or under have experienced significant abuse and neglect before they enter the care system.


Study reveals everyday technology helps fight loneliness

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.

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