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Street art saying 'Together we create'

Peter Beresford, author of 'Social Policy First Hand', on why the govenrnment should be paying attention to user-led and co-produced research approaches. …Read more

Candle covered by barbed wire
by Albie Sachs  |  10th June 2020

The foreword by Albie Sachs to 'International Human Rights, Social Policy and Global Development Critical Perspectives', edited by Gerard McCann and Féilim Ó hAdhmaill.…Read more

Fist in the air
by Terri E. Givens  |  8th June 2020

Terri E. Givens, author of the forthcoming 'Radical Empathy', explains why we need to move beyond walking in someone else’s shoes to taking action to improve our society, setting out the path to this in six distinct steps.…Read more

Child looking out a window
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

Neon words 'human' 'need' 'desire'
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

Empty street
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

Child playing with blocks

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

Russian doll

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

Men in snow

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

Bleeding
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