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New scheme provides early escape route for victims of domestic violence, study shows

Posted on Thursday 28 January 2021

Survivors of domestic violence are being given a better route out of abuse through an innovative early intervention scheme, a new study shows.

Housing report voted most influential of 2020

Posted on Friday 15 January 2021

A groundbreaking report on the Private Rented Sector written by Dr Julie Rugg from the Centre of Housing Policy in collaboration with Cambridge House receives national accolade.

Department for Education publishes research evaluations

Posted on Wednesday 13 January 2021

The Child Welfare Research Group has evaluations published for the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme funded by the Department for Education.

One million COVID-19 Universal Credit claimants have deductions from benefits, study shows

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2021

Around one million people who claimed benefits during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic are having money regularly deducted from their payments, according to analysis by the University of York.

Extra living costs pile financial pressure on low-income families during lockdown

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2021

The pandemic has placed significant financial pressures on poorer households – with the cost of extra food, energy, and remote learning having a greater impact on low-income families, a new study shows.

Veterans’ substance use has devastating impact on family members

Posted on Tuesday 24 November 2020

The families of veterans with substance use problems struggle with high levels of isolation and loneliness and experience extreme distress and despair, a new report has revealed.

ICMHSR awarded funding to evaluate social prescribing

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2020

Professor Martin Webber secures funding from the NIHR to evaluate a new model of social prescribing.

Interview with Chief Inspector Al Westcott

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2020

Professor Charlie Lloyd interviews Chief Inspector Al Westcott from the North Yorkshire Police.

York’s commitment to gender equality recognised with two more awards

Posted on Tuesday 27 October 2020

The departments of Computer Science and Social Policy and Social Work are the latest of the University’s departments to receive Athena SWAN awards.

Launch of the Handbook on Society and Social Policy

Posted on Tuesday 6 October 2020

New book out now co-edited by Professor Nick Ellison, with contributions from academics in the Department.

We’re 4th in the UK

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020

Social Work at York in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Obituary: Julie Williams

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020

Julie Williams who played a critical role in the creation of the Social Policy Research Unit, died on 6 September 2020 aged 72.

Criminal landlords subject tenants to illegal eviction, violence and exploitation, new report says

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2020

Criminal landlords are subjecting tenants to financial exploitation, illegal eviction and violence, a major new report on the UK’s private rented sector reveals.

The Covid realities project is featured on Woman's Hour

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2020

Listen to the team discuss the project and its progress on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour

New UNICEF Report Card on child well-being in rich countries is launched

Posted on Tuesday 1 September 2020

The latest UNICEF Report Card on child well-being in rich countries is published by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre on 3 September

The Good Childhood Report 2020 launched today

Posted on Friday 28 August 2020

Today sees the launch of The Good Childhood Report 2020, which has been published by The Children's Society.

Webinar: Understanding the impact of the two-child limit

Posted on Monday 10 August 2020

Join this free webinar which will explore the evidence of the impact of the two-child limit policy on households in the UK.

PhD candidate Kelli Kennedy features work at virtual conference

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2020

First-year PhD candidate Kelli Kennedy features work on food banks and COVID-19 at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Early Careers Network virtual conference, co-winning an award.

Media interest in study published by SPSW Think Ahead MA student

Posted on Monday 27 July 2020

A research study by a Think Ahead Master's student in SPSW, published in the BJSW, has led to a flurry of media and professional interest.

Role for social workers in tackling Cardiovascular disease in India

Posted on Friday 17 July 2020

Social factors, such as poverty and access to community networks, combined with depression and anxiety, have been found to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease in Kerala, India.