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.
Think Ahead student on meeting the religious and cultural needs of BAME mental health inpatients
Posted on 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.
New research finds Universal Credit in Northern Ireland is not working for those it's designed to help
Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020
A team, led by Dr Ruth Patrick of SPSW, have published research into experiences of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland.
Covid Realities website launch
Posted on 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.
SPSW staff virtual run for charity
Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2020
Two members of SPSW staff have completed a virtual run for charity this June.
SPSW students win student volunteering award
Posted on Friday 12 June 2020
Three SPSW students are recognised for their volunteering work by York Carers Centre.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work stays in the UK top ten
Posted on 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.
Launch of The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research
Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2020
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work plays leading role in a new international social work handbook.
Higher education to redesign their teaching practices?
Posted on 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.
Dr Zoë Irving's book 'Exploring the World of Social Policy'
Posted on Tuesday 5 May 2020
Dr Zoë Irving's book, "Exploring the World of Social Policy: An International Approach" is out now.
New research projects announced focusing on the social implications of Covid-19
Posted on 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.
SPSW welcomes Dr Shin of the OECD
Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020
SPSW Taught Postgraduates welcomed Dr Eunkyung Shin from the OECD Social Policy Division in Paris.
Professor Becky Tunstall publishes 'The Rise and Fall of Social Housing'
Posted on Monday 9 March 2020
Professor Becky Tunstall's book, "The Fall and Rise of social housing: 100 years on 20 estates" is out now.
QS World Rankings by Subject 2020
Posted on Thursday 5 March 2020
Department of Social Policy and Social Work maintains its place in the world top 10 and UK top 5.
New report highlights challenges in providing effective NHS services to rough sleepers
Posted on 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.
Research paper by ‘Think Ahead’ student is accepted by The British Journal of Social Work
Posted on Friday 7 February 2020
Mike Bonnet has had his first paper published by a peer reviewed journal.
Ruth Patrick embarks upon a study into the impacts of recent benefit reforms on larger families
Posted on 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.
Nicholas Pleace publishes book on homelessness in Denmark, Finland and Ireland
Posted on 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).
Exploring the possible impacts of housing tech
Posted on Monday 20 January 2020
Dr Alison Wallace summarises her CaCHE blog post.
Poverty2Solutions group named as a leading 2020 'Changemaker'
Posted on 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.