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2019 News

Think Ahead alum wins social work prize

Monday 16 December 2019

Former Think Ahead programme student Thea Radburn has recently been awarded the Mental Health Social Worker of the Year at the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards.


Peer Researchers attend homelessness conference in Ireland

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

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

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

Monday 11 November 2019

The SUPA Group have planted a Japanese maple tree.


Homelessness can be reduced using innovative ‘Housing First’ model

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 29 July 2019

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


Researching rough sleepers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Bright Futures Practice Guide launched at the National Leaving Care Forum

Friday 31 May 2019

SPSW researchers with York Cares and Peer researchers share new guide.


Memorial tribute to Chris Edmondson

Friday 17 May 2019

Founder member of the SUPA group is remembered as an inspiration to staff and generations of students


Academics publish in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Dan Horsfall and Neil Lunt have articles within the current JEMS Special Issue on transnational medical travel.


Dr Marilyn Crawshaw presents paper at an international symposium

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Dr Crawshaw presented her paper exploring the contemporary challenges of queer and trans reproduction.


Department of Social Policy and Social Work moves into the UK top ten.

Wednesday 1 May 2019

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Social Work. The Department is ranked 9th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020.


Coastopia - showcasing the Utopian visions of young people in Scarborough.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

SPSW researchers Aniela Wenham and Hannah Jobling co-produce creative research project with Sidewalk Youth and artist Lucy Barker to create ‘Utopian’ art installation.


Specialist Dementia Nurses Support Carers with the most Complex Needs

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Having contact with a nurse who understands dementia and has the time to get to know their situation could improve carers' confidence and help them to feel supported.


Sleep-out for SASH

Monday 8 April 2019

More than 100 people slept rough in York recently and raised more than £17,000 for a youth homelessness charity.


'Making Sense of Voice-hearing' Conference

Thursday 4 April 2019

Collaboration between voice-hearers, researchers and mental health professionals at pioneering conference


Sex Work and Hate Crime: research and policy knowledge interchange in Norway

Thursday 4 April 2019

Dr Rosie Campbell OBE of Social Policy and Social Work writes about her experiences participating in a seminar in Norway discussing sex work and hate crime.


Dr Joanne Bretherton invited to Japan for a Visiting Fellowship

Friday 15 March 2019

A Japanese university has invited a Research Fellow from York to travel across Japan to observe service and policy responses for women and families.


Implementing Connecting People in New Jersey

Monday 11 March 2019

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) has started a new collaboration with the Jewish Family Service (JFS) in New Jersey, USA.


Department ranked 9th in the world in QS rankings

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Department of Social Policy and Social Work moves into the world top 10 and UK top 5


Dr Alison Wallace publishes report: Exploring Shared Ownership Markets outside London and the South East

Thursday 21 February 2019

Shared ownership homes are found in all English regions but are geographically concentrated in London and the South-East.


The future of social policy research in East Asia and UK

Thursday 21 February 2019

The one day workshop, which was co-sponsored by the Social Policy Association (SPA), offered the opportunity to reflect on the origins and future of social policy research in East Asia and the UK.


Photography Exhibition: Celebrating People and Place

Tuesday 19 February 2019

A touring photography exhibition celebrates local people and places.


Housing and Technology Capital Fund Scoping

Friday 8 February 2019

A scoping study to inform future housing for people with a learning disability, autism or both has recently been completed.


Commonwealth distance learning scholarships

Monday 4 February 2019

The University of York has been awarded 10 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships.


Supporting social work research in India

Friday 11 January 2019

Members of York's International Centre for Mental Health Social Research travelled to India to support social work research in the country.


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