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Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians

17 September 2014

A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.

Launch of new Working Together with Parents Network website

15 September 2014

As you can see we have refreshed our website! We also have a new, members’ only, blog. The website provides an overviews of positive practice and what is happening around the UK. The blog is for in-depth discussion of between our members.

Men with long-term conditions demand better social care

9 September 2014

The social care sector needs to focus on gender-specific social and sexual needs when looking after men with debilitating long-term health conditions, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Bristol looked at the views of 20 men, aged from 21 to 33, who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a life-limiting neuromuscular disease which gradually causes the muscles to weaken.

Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

20 August 2014

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.

Congratulations to all of our graduates

15 July 2014

The sunny gardens of 8 Priory Road were the setting for yesterday's graduation celebration, where our BSc Social Policy and BSc Childhood Studies graduates celebrated with sparkling elderflower and strawberries and cream. Two DSocSci students also graduated yesterday and were able to join the celebrations that included the presentation of awards for the best dissertations and best student contributions for both programmes.

Domestic violence and sexuality - what's love got to do with it?

9 July 2014

Mainstream agencies dealing with heterosexual victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) must do more to support and build trust with victims in same sex relationships, researchers of a new book recommend.