A marathon, not a sprint: Supporting the carers of people with dementia

Professor Jon Glasby, Professor of Health & Social Care and Head of Social Policy and Siân Thomas, Lecturer, Social Work and Social Care School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham In 2019, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK joined forces as the London Marathon ‘charity of the year’ and to launch a ‘dementia revolution’ … Continue reading “A marathon, not a sprint: Supporting the carers of people with dementia”

Putting gender on the agenda in the refugee “crisis”

By Professor Jenny Phillimore Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham Violence, insecurity, persecution, and human rights violations have led to the forced displacement of an estimated 68.5 million people (UNHCR, 2018a). Of these, 25.4 million are refugees – the highest number ever recorded (UNHCR, 2018a). As Project Lead of the SEREDA … Continue reading “Putting gender on the agenda in the refugee “crisis””

Back to the future of poverty alleviation: Holiday hunger and collective feeding

By Andrew Jolly, Doctoral Researcher School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham Food banks have been a constant item in the news of late, most recently after the Trussell Trust (the biggest food parcels provider in the UK) called on the general public to give extra donations of food for children over the school summer … Continue reading “Back to the future of poverty alleviation: Holiday hunger and collective feeding”