Friday 18 September 2020
Social Work at York in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
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.
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.
Wednesday 2 September 2020
Listen to the team discuss the project and its progress on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour
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
Friday 28 August 2020
Today sees the launch of The Good Childhood Report 2020, which has been published by The Children's Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 16 July 2020
A research paper on ‘Experiences of inpatient staff meeting the religious and cultural needs of BAME patients detained under the Mental Health Act’ has been published by a recent SPSW student and her supervisor.
Wednesday 15 July 2020
A team, led by Dr Ruth Patrick of SPSW, have published research into experiences of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland.
Tuesday 14 July 2020
Today sees the official launch of the website for a national research project examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on low income families.
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Two members of SPSW staff have completed a virtual run for charity this June.
Friday 12 June 2020
Three SPSW students are recognised for their volunteering work by York Carers Centre.
Tuesday 9 June 2020
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 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021.
Wednesday 27 May 2020
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work plays leading role in a new international social work handbook.
Friday 15 May 2020
A blog written by a team of SPSW academics discusses the need for higher education to redesign their teaching practices in the wake of COVID-19.
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Dr Zoë Irving's book, "Exploring the World of Social Policy: An International Approach" is out now.
Thursday 23 April 2020
Academics at the University of York are to examine the legal and societal impact of Covid-19 in two separate studies announced today.
Tuesday 24 March 2020
SPSW Taught Postgraduates welcomed Dr Eunkyung Shin from the OECD Social Policy Division in Paris.
Monday 9 March 2020
Professor Becky Tunstall's book, "The Fall and Rise of social housing: 100 years on 20 estates" is out now.
Thursday 5 March 2020
Department of Social Policy and Social Work maintains its place in the world top 10 and UK top 5.
Thursday 27 February 2020
New research by Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton, working in collaboration with the King's Fund, has highlighted the challenges in providing effective NHS services for people sleeping rough.
Friday 7 February 2020
Mike Bonnet has had his first paper published by a peer reviewed journal.
Thursday 6 February 2020
Focusing on the two-child limit and benefits cap, the research is funded by Nuffield Foundation and is a collaboration with Oxford University (Dr Aaron Reeves), LSE (Dr Kitty Stewart) and the Child Poverty Action Group.
Tuesday 4 February 2020
Nicholas has written the book alongside Mike Allen (Focus Ireland), Lars Benjaminsen (Danish Centre for Social Science Research) and Eoin O'Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin).
Monday 20 January 2020
Dr Alison Wallace summarises her CaCHE blog post.
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Working closely with Dr Ruth Patrick, Lecturer in Social Policy & Social Work, the group has been named by The Big Issue as one of 100 Changemakers to watch in 2020.