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RLA report Launch event: Homelessness from the private rented sector

Monday, 26 November 2018 from 17:30 to 19:30 Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University What is driving homelessness from the private rented sector, and what are the policy and practice implications of this? Find out at the launch of … Continue reading

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Parliamentary launch of research into Homelessness from the Private rented sector

By Dr Chris O’Leary Homelessness has a devastating effect on those experiencing it, their communities, and the public purse. There is rightly a current policy focus – both here in Greater Manchester and across England – on rough sleeping, the … Continue reading

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MetroPolis presents: The Challenge of… Drugs

18:00 – 20:00, Thursday 15 November 2018 Manchester Metropolitan University The Challenge of Drugs is a MetroPolis event, designed to look in detail at the difficulties of formulating a coherent policy on drugs. Is it a public health issue, a … Continue reading

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‘Professional Action and Practice for Refugees and Displaced People’

Following the International Day for Tolerance, Manchester Metropolitan University and PAPYRUS Team are glad to invite you to the event ‘Professional Action and Practice for Refugees and Displaced People’ that will be held on Saturday 17th of November in Manchester. … Continue reading

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Crime & Criminal Justice Youth Transitions Social Innovation Complex commissioning for complex needs using partnerships, individuals assets and lived experience

17:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 6th November, 2018 Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University An Academy for Social Justice Evening Seminar featuring: Laura Furness │ Head of Funding│ Big Lottery Fund Paul Pandolfo │ Programme Manager │ Shelter Plus special guests … Continue reading

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Complex commissioning for complex needs using partnerships, individuals assets and lived experience

The third instalment of this year’s Social Justice Commissioning seminar series will take place on the 6th of November at Manchester Metropolitan University. According to research by the Lankelly Chase Foundation (2015), around 60,000 people in England experience multiple and … Continue reading

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Good Chancellor, but not good enough on Universal Credit

By Dr Chris O’Leary There has been much speculation over the last week that the Chancellor would use yesterday’s Budget to bring some much needed good news for families in receipt of Universal Credit, the Government’s flagship welfare reform. Introduced … Continue reading

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Brexit Wounds: A One-Day Symposium on Cultural Responses to Leaving the EU

10am – 6pm, Tuesday 30th October 2018 Geoffrey Manton, Manchester Metropolitan University As academics in the humanities and social sciences, artists and writers, how do we engage with the challenges, threats and potential disasters of Brexit? How do we deal … Continue reading

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Creating the world’s first age-friendly city – in Manchester

Our School of Architecture’s research into better neighbourhoods for older citizens has an enthusiastic partner in DevoManc’s vision to transform the region’s health.   By Stefan White Our cities are typically not great places in which to grow older. Yet we … Continue reading

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Randomised controlled trials: past, present and prospects for the future – a personal perspective

17:30 – 20:00, Wednesday 24th October, 2018 Hilton Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ Stephen Morris, Professor of Evaluation at PERU will discuss the past present and future prospects for Randomised Controlled Trials at the Social Research Association 40th Anniversary … Continue reading

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