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by Sam Royston  |  28th May 2020

In the first in this podcast mini-series, Sam Royston, author of 'Broken Benefits: What's Gone Wrong with Welfare Reform', talks about the impact of COVID-19 on families.…Read more

by Hartley Dean  |  22nd May 2020

Hartley Dean, author of 'Understanding Human Need', explores what it means to be human and whether we need to reframe what human need means.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  21st May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of Using Evidence to End Homelessness, talks with Jess Miles from Bristol University Press about the book, homelessness and COVID-19, and the importance of a 'what works' approach to create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.…Read more

Alison Body, author of 'Children’s Charities in Crisis', looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the crisis children’s early intervention support services were already facing, but reveals how it also provides the action imperative to commission these differently.…Read more

Laura Dean, author of 'Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia', discusses whether current human trafficking policies are effective, and how they might be improved. There is an accompanying policy briefing to this piece. …Read more

Based on Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia, by Laura Dean, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around human trafficking policies in Eurasia.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  8th May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of 'Using Evidence to End Homelessness', explains how evidence-based policies can help bring about a transformation of the homelessness sector.…Read more

Rajiv Prabhakar, author of the forthcoming book 'Financial Inclusion: Critique and Alternatives', looks at the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications this has for financial inclusion.…Read more

by Hannah Lambie-Mumford  |  27th April 2020

Hannah Lambie-Mumford, co-editor of 'The Rise of Food Charity in Europe', discusses the rise of food charity in recent years and the impact COVID-19 is having on this vulnerable system.…Read more

Aisha K. Gill, Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton, explores the impact the Covid-19 lockdown measures are having on victims of domestic violence, particularly for BME women and girls, and what should be done.…Read more