2018 News

Welfare conditionality is ineffective, authors of major study say

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective and in some cases pushes people into poverty and crime, a major study led by an SPSW's Professor Peter Dwyer has found.


York's Dr Alison Wallace has new book published

Posted on Tuesday 15 May 2018

A Research Fellow from the University of York has had her book, Ownership, Narrative, Things, published.


Addressing social factors in chronic disease in India

Posted on Friday 4 May 2018

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) hosted a visit from its collaborators from India and Australia in April as part of a project developing social interventions for people with chronic disease in India.


Roy Sainsbury publishes major update on UK social security provision

Posted on Friday 4 May 2018

York professor has co-edited and contributed to a revised, go-to text book, about social security.


Department represented in Commonwealth government discussions

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2018

A student and an alumna contributed to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April.


Getting on the ladder: Researchers recruit for major new study on first-time buyers

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018

Getting on the ladder: Researchers recruit for major new study on first-time buyers


Forces veterans and benefit sanctions

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018

Welfare Conditionality consortium releases new report.


Home truths - study explores the impact of the lack of affordable housing

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018

CHP researchers find trapping effect of housing ladder on people with low incomes.


Kate Gridley blogs for 'Research in Practice for adults'

Posted on Tuesday 24 April 2018

SPRU researcher shares work on dementia.


Donor Conception Network 25th anniversary

Posted on Wednesday 18 April 2018

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw speaks at a celebratory reception at the House of Lords.


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Kevin Farnsworth and Corporate Welfare Watch

Posted on Friday 13 April 2018

SPSW Reader gives talks across the country


Publications and presentations for Mathilde Maitrot

Posted on Thursday 12 April 2018

Dr Mathilde Maitrot reports on her research in rural Bangladesh


The Think Ahead programme receives media coverage for World Social Work Day

Posted on Thursday 12 April 2018

University of York's Social Policy and Social Work receives media coverage for their Thank Ahead programme.


New research explores the 'heat or eat' dilemma for some households

Posted on Thursday 12 April 2018

Dr Carolyn Snell from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, adds to her work around fuel poverty issues


Social work partner organisation celebrates achieving accreditation

Posted on Monday 26 March 2018

Social work placement providers, Hospice Africa Uganda, celebrate with our staff after achieving accreditation for new MSc.


Learning from Germany’s long-term care social insurance approach

Posted on Tuesday 20 March 2018

Researchers from the University have contributed evidence outlining Germany’s long-term care social insurance scheme to an inquiry examining the sustainability of adult social care funding in England.


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Students undertaking placements in Africa

Posted on Wednesday 14 March 2018

MA Social Work students travel Uganda for unique experience of international social work


Charlie Lloyd launches Stop the Stigma

Posted on Wednesday 14 March 2018

SPSW's Charlie Lloyd speaks as part of Irish campaign


Supporting carers of people with dementia study

Posted on Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) has released a summary of findings from their research: Supporting Carers of People with Dementia, a mixed methods evaluation and feasibility study (January 2018).


Life story work in dementia care: a film about good practice

Posted on Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) has released a five-minute film on the findings from their research project, Life Story Work in Dementia Care.


Women’s Homelessness in Europe Network (WHEN) launches new website

Posted on Wednesday 7 March 2018

New platform for collaborative research and resources on women's homelessness.


Department ranked 20th in the world in QS rankings

Posted on Thursday 1 March 2018

SPSW keeps its place in the top 10 UK and top 30 world rankings.


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Commonwealth Scholarship success

Posted on Monday 26 February 2018

Five Masters of Public Administration (International Development) students have been awarded scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commision.


Professor Nina Biehal at the House of Lords

Posted on Thursday 8 February 2018

Professor Biehal presented the findings of two University of York studies to the House of Lords


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Universal credit on Victoria Derbyshire

Posted on Wednesday 31 January 2018

Professor Peter Dwyer part of discussions on Universal Credit.


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SPSW researchers share best practice at The International Expert Meeting for Care Leaving in Europe

Posted on Monday 15 January 2018

Researchers from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work attended the European Youth Exchange with two young people with experience of care to share best practice from their current studies.


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