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Download this free policy briefing, based on Bethany Simmonds' book 'Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care: Global and National Perspectives', covering key messages and policy recommendations around innovative, alternative health and social care and the public inquiry into the UK government's handling of the pandemic.…Read more

Writing on floor saying #LeaveNoOneBehind
by Christopher Pierson  |  14th October 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Chris Pierson, author of 'The Next Welfare State?', about current policy, the mistakes of the past, and ways in which the welfare state should be transformed in order to ensure collective wellbeing.…Read more

by Bryan Fanning  |  6th October 2021

Bryan Fanning charts the ideological traditions that have shaped approaches to social problems and social policy in Europe since the Industrial Revolution.…Read more

by Bethany Simmonds  |  1st October 2021

On the International Day of Older Persons, Bethany Simmonds, author of 'Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care', charts the discriminatory attitude towards older people revealed in government policy and rhetoric throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. …Read more

by Stephen McBride Bryan Evans and Dieter Plehwe  |  30th September 2021

Stephen McBride, Bryan Evans and Dieter Plehwe, the authors of 'The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity', consider which direction we follow after the pandemic. A more equal economy and society or a return to normal? …Read more

Jigsaw of head with missing pieces
by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis  |  29th September 2021

Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis, authors of 'Care at Home for People Living with Dementia', recommend a field-based approach to researching carers’ experiences. …Read more

by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis  |  29th September 2021

Based on Care at Home for People Living with Dementia, by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the limits of prescriptive, macro-level approaches to dementia planning.…Read more

Pigeons on Scaffolding
by Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan  |  20th September 2021

Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan consider the dichotomy of social work being both a force for change as well as being complicit in reinforcing social, health and economic inequalities.…Read more

Paint slowly getting overtaken by blue.
by Richard Ward Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson  |  15th September 2021

Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson consider WHO’s new toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives, which looks beyond medicalised approaches to how communities can adapt to managing those with dementia. …Read more

Sorting food bank food.
by Georgina Brewis Angela Ellis Paine Irene Hardill Rose Lindsey and Rob Macmillan  |  14th September 2021

Georgina Brewis, Angela Ellis Paine, Irene Hardill, Rose Lindsey and Rob Macmillan explain how COVID-19 has forced them to rethink their study comparing welfare in the 1940s and 2010s.…Read more