Welfare

Public Engagement: a liberating experience

Posted on 1 June 2016 by WISERD

Public engagement used to be something I shied away from but in the past month I have taken part in two public engagement events to present the work of the IDEAL study and even discussed them on BBC Radio Wales.  In the past I worried about how to translate research to the public in a
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Making the Case for the Social Sciences

Posted on 22 December 2015 by WISERD

Telling stories has always been a good way to grab people’s attention and get them to understand what is important, but it’s not something that academic researchers are very accustomed to doing – after all, is it not a normal part of their training. However, carefully worded and nuanced academic reports – however precise and
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Introducing the All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration

Posted on 21 April 2015 by Natalie Richards

The All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC) is a three year programme funded by the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR). ASCC was developed in response to the Huxley (2009) report which identified a clear need for increased social care research capacity, and greater levels of collaboration between academics, social care policy makers
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WISERD New Starters – Part 2

Posted on 3 March 2015 by Natalie Richards

In the last few of months, we have welcomed several new members of staff to WISERD, to work on a variety of new and existing projects. This week we’ll be focusing on two Cardiff based members of staff – Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge and Dr Luke Cowie. Here, they tell us a bit about their backgrounds, research interests, and what they’ll be doing at WISERD. 
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Exposing the Welfare Myth of Them and Us

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Natalie Richards

A new book by John Hills explores key issues in the current debate about ‘welfare’ and the welfare state. The debate contrasts a stagnant group of people benefiting from it all with the rest who pay in and get nothing back – ‘skivers’ against ‘strivers’. John explains how, because people’s lives and circumstances change, most
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What role do the political parties think the voluntary sector should play in delivering welfare services? How have parties’ ideas changed over the post-war period? And, what impact has devolution had… ?

Posted on 26 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Dr Paul Chaney, WISERD Co-Director. These are some of the questions that I set out to address in a study that is to be published this month. Despite an extensive academic literature extending back decades – perhaps surprisingly, there has been little work on elections and how the political parties envision the role of
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