2018 News

Cold comfort

Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2018

Vulnerable groups frozen out of initiatives to keep people warm; needs not numbers must drive support measures.

Honorary Fellow continues busy conference activities

Posted on Monday 10 December 2018

Marilyn Crawshaw delivers presentations as a member of the Donor Conception Network and the steering group of York Human Rights City Network.

National Care Leavers Week Celebration

Posted on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Reflecting on National Care Leavers Week, looking at the co-production work between York researchers and care leavers.

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Senior lecturer presents her research at house of commons event

Posted on Thursday 22 November 2018

SPSW's, Dr Carolyn Snell, presented her research at a parliamentary event aimed at helping people heat homes for less.

Ex-citing times for Welfare Conditionality

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018

WelCond research is widely cited in recent UN and parliamentary reports.

South Korean policymakers visit York

Posted on Tuesday 20 November 2018

During October, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work hosted a visit from South Korean researchers and officials working in the field of social care.

New CHP research on women's experience of rough sleeping

Posted on Monday 19 November 2018

New Centre for Housing Policy research has been completed which contradicts the assumption that rough sleeping is largely experienced by lone adult men.

CHP researchers present at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Conference

Posted on Monday 19 November 2018

Centre for Housing Policy researchers presented their work at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Conference, covering topics such as ending homelessness and gender inequalities.

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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

Four leading housing scholars conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018

York's Professor Rebecca Tunstall is among the four successful scholars.

British Council collaboration on Vietnamese public policy and management

Posted on Tuesday 16 October 2018

Five senior public sector officials from Vietnam have arrived in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work for the autumn term.

Illicit Livelihoods: Drugs and Development in Africa

Posted on Monday 8 October 2018

York's Dr Gernot Klantschnig has presented a paper at a biennial conference about substance use and sustainable development in Africa.

Early career visiting fellowships offered

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

Two Visiting Fellowships are available for early career researchers.

Registration open for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Monday 1 October 2018

The conference will have many themes, but will particularly focus on social workers’ roles in promoting human rights and social perspectives in their work with adults.

Negative perception of social housing is outdated, say researchers

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Social housing has improved over time, and is not as negatively perceived by residents as is so often thought, a major review has revealed.

Call for Papers: Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing ‘Financial Inclusion’

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018

Students and Early Career Scholars are invited to submit their work for presentation and discussion.

Review reveals millions of private housing tenants are being failed

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018

Dr Julie Rugg and David Rhodes, from York’s Centre for Housing Policy, have published a review of the private rented sector.

Discourse and Narrative Approaches to Social Work and Counselling (DANASWAC)

Posted on Thursday 23 August 2018

The DANASWAC network held their 15th annual seminar at the University of York from 13-16 August 2018, hosted by the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

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York launches £1m housing inequalities research programme

Posted on Friday 3 August 2018

The University of York will invest £1m in a collaborative programme of research into housing inequalities and social justice.

SPEAX Workshop on Long-Term Care

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018

The workshop was held at the University of York and brought together researchers who examined Social and Public Policy in East Asia.

Study reveals challenges of policing cannabis possession

Posted on Monday 23 July 2018

Officers see their own policing of cannabis possession offences as largely ineffective, SPSW research finds.

Maria Smith wins the 2018 Social Policy Association Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

SPSW PhD student's research challenges the 'paradox of contented female worker'

Welcoming back familiar faces

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018

Dr Kay Cook returns to York for her latest collaboration with Professor Christine Skinner.

Call for abstracts for Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018

The call for abstracts for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, July 2019 at York, is now open.

SPSW researcher seconded to North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

For one day per week from April to December 2018, Dr Nicola Moran will be working to further develop the Connect mental health awareness training for police officers.

SPSW research showcased in a podcast for the York Festival of Ideas 2018

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

Research Fellow and Lecturer, Dr Nicola Moran, has contributed to a podcast showcasing the bespoke mental health training developed for North Yorkshire Police.

Building social work research capacity in India

Posted on Friday 22 June 2018

SPSW's Professor Martin Webber visits new social work research team at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in India

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Welfare Conditionality Project launches final findings at Westminster

Posted on Thursday 7 June 2018

Research calls for rebalancing of sanctions and support, review of the system and end of benefit sanctions for disabled and vulnerable people.

Child Protection Across Borders

Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018

Professor Nina Biehal presents findings from her latest research at an international conference in Florence.

Carolyn Snell competing in triathlon for charity

Posted on Wednesday 30 May 2018

Dr Carolyn Snell will be completing the triathlon for charity, Basis Yorkshire.

York child poverty experts publish latest findings

Posted on Tuesday 29 May 2018

SPSW researchers analysis on the increasing child poverty gaps is featured on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Department 10th in the UK in GUG 2019

Posted on Tuesday 29 May 2018

Social Policy and Social Work keeps its place in the top 10 UK Guardian University rankings

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.

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 Think 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.

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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