2022 News

Experts say UK Food Strategy “fails to deliver”

Posted on Monday 25 July 2022

The authors of an article published in Nature Food say the Government’s Food Strategy fails to deliver the system-wide change that is urgently needed.

Staffing and ‘siloed’ working a barrier to care of drug users - review

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2022

A review of the Government’s £80 million investment in treatment for drug users has shown that “non-existent staff and fragmented clinical services” were a major barrier to implementing improved practices for some of the most marginalised patients.

Social Work at York ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2022

Social Work at York is ranked as 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

Unique partnership involving residents, councils and universities join forces to tackle social care issues

Posted on Monday 13 June 2022

The University of York is leading a unique partnership that will bring together residents, local authorities and leading researchers to tackle some of the big issues around social care.

Researchers call for better reporting of landlords who have illegally evicted and harassed tenants

Posted on Monday 6 June 2022

Just 12 landlords were convicted for offences under the Protection from Eviction Act (PfEA) in 2020/21, according to new research by the University of York and the charity Safer Renting.

Supporting volunteering at the Ripon Museums

Posted on Friday 22 April 2022

A unique collaboration between the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) at the University of York and the Ripon Museum Trust (RMT) is starting to collect data for an evaluation of supported volunteering at the museums in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Two-child limit to benefits is only serving to increase poverty further, new report finds

Posted on Friday 8 April 2022

The two-child limit on social security benefits in the UK has only led to a small decline in fertility rates and pushed low-income households further into poverty, according to a new report.

QS World Rankings by subject 2022

Posted on Wednesday 6 April 2022

Department of Social Policy and Social Work maintains its place in the world top 50 and UK top 10.

New research finds families on low-incomes face constant struggle to get by

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2022

Going without food and heating has become a routine part of daily life for families on low incomes, according to the latest findings from the Covid Realities project.

New research suggests newly bereaved parents need extended time with their children

Posted on Tuesday 25 January 2022

New research has found that allowing newly bereaved parents to have extended time with their baby or child is highly valued and has lasting impacts.

Researchers call for urgent change to help low-income families facing cost of living crisis

Posted on Monday 24 January 2022

A new report recommends urgent reforms to the UK’s social security system to protect low-income families from extreme hardship.