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International Impact I-SPHERE’s mission is to use world-class research to help drive change for people affected by extreme disadvantage.   Here are two recent examples of how our work is influencing change internationally.   Australia – Influencing parliamentary inquiry on welfare conditions Australia’s Senate is undertaking an Inquiry into Parents Next – a controversial compulsory ‘pre-employment’ programme for recipients of […]


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Dr Morag Treanor joins I-SPHERE

In April 2019 Dr Morag Treanor is joining the I-SPHERE team as Professor of Child and Family Inequalities.   This exciting leadership appointment greatly strengthens the I-SPHERE team and will help us to broaden the scope of our already high impact group. Morag’s research interests focus on child poverty – measurement, causes, consequences, mitigation and prevention – and adversity in […]


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National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage report calls for urgent action

The National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage has today published its final report, Breaking Down The Barriers, which warns of devastating consequences for women and their families because they are not able to get the support they need.  Time and again the signs of abuse are not picked up by professionals. Too often women are bounced around or even turned […]


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Scottish Government launches Ending Homelessness Together action plan

Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick of I-SPHERE recently sat on Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, who’s recommendations have informed the Ending Homelessness and Together action plan launched today. The Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan will focus on: Providing a person centred approach to support individual needs Putting prevention first, to minimise the risk of […]


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I-SPHERE Destitution research informs UN report and UK Parliamentary inquiry launched

On his recent and much-publicised visit to the UK, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty drew on I-SPHERE research which estimated that over 1.5million people, including 365,000 children, were destitute in the UK at some point in 2017. You can read the full statement at https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23881&LangID=E, You can find our more on our Destitution in the UK research […]


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