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by Bob Hudson  |  20th August 2021

Bob Hudson, author of 'Clients, Consumers or Citizens?: The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England', identifies three essential steps to changing the conversation around how social care can improve people's lives.…Read more

by Brid Featherstone Anna Gupta and Kate Morris  |  5th August 2021

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta and Kate Morris argue for the light that COVID-19 has shone on the inequalities scarring our society to include in its focus child protection and its relationship to wider social and economic policies. …Read more

Shadow of a person in a doorway.
by Laura A. Dean  |  30th July 2021

Laura A. Dean looks at how the pandemic has interrupted response networks for human trafficking and made people more vulnerable. …Read more

People gardening.

Henry Tam shows how community-generated improvements can only achieve success when there is genuine collaboration with public bodies and commitment to a long-term partnership. …Read more

Man walking on beach with kid.
by Glenda Wall  |  23rd July 2021

Glenda Wall discusses the conflicting advice given to parents, expected both to minutely plan for children’s success while also allowing them the independence to manage their own lives. …Read more

Covid particles.
by Daniel Briggs Luke Telford Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd  |  16th July 2021

Daniel Briggs, Luke Telford, Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd explain why Social Science has such a crucial role in responding to the pandemic, thinking critically about the changing relationship between states and citizens, tracking the impact of inequalities, and making sense of the new world. …Read more

Hands doing cats cradle surrounded by birds.
by Kirstine Szifris  |  15th July 2021

Based on 'Philosophy Behind Bars' by Kirstine Szifris this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the importance of identity work in prison.…Read more

Pointing at woman
by Julia Zauner  |  9th July 2021

Julia Zauner discusses the inappropriate focus of educational campaigns combatting sexting, which hold survivors accountable for their own victimisation while excusing perpetrators for their actions.…Read more

Read neon sign that says happy.

Mark Cieslik charts the history of studies of happiness and wellbeing, outlining his own research into what contemporary Britons mean by happiness.…Read more

Man walking through a desert
by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret  |  30th June 2021

Based on 'Why Travel: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives', by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update travel demand analysis and appraisal.…Read more