Official statistics can be of limited help to those providing services to increasingly diverse populations. Using an innovative approach, this project drew on both formal and informal sources to estimate the size and diversity of York’s minority ethnic population and the implications for key agencies. This report presents the approach piloted by the project, as well as the project team’s recommendations for policy and service organisations in York.
The GoWell Programme is a linked set of research, communication and learning activities which will run over a period of ten years. This document sets the framework within which these activities occur and aims to guide future participants who may become involved in GoWell.
UK Government response to a consultation on proposals for making public bodies and officials more accountable to the communities they serve.
Paper examining the wide range of organisations which mediate between individuals and the large-scale institutions which strive to engage with the specific needs of different communities. It makes clear how these groups can be part of the answer to questions the UK faces, such as how to make an increasingly diverse society function effectively.
Learning object which introduces the LEAP (Learning, Evaluation and Planning) planning and evaluation framework, facilitates understanding of the principles which underpin the framework and demonstrates its application in practice.
Code of practice agreed between the UK Government and the community sector in England to promote good relations between the two and a better understanding of the community sector.
Paper discussing issues perceived as social problems in contemporary society and arguing that these should be put more in perspective when compared with the social ills of past eras such as the Victorian.
This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on gangs and looks at what happens when a violent gang tries to refashion itself as a political movement. David Brotherton, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is co-author of 'The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang', an account of his experience of the notorious New York branch of an American super gang and its decision to go straight. He joins Laurie Taylor to discuss. The segment is first in the audio clip.
Substance abuse as a social phenomenon is all the more worrisome because of its prevalence among youth. Over the last two decades or so, countries all over the world have seen an alarming rise in the incidence of substance abuse amongst the most productive and crucial section of their populations.
Little is known about the influences of religious beliefs and practices on parenting adolescents. Yet religious beliefs and practices have the potential to profoundly influence many aspects of life, including approaches to parenting. This is particularly relevant with increasing diversity of religious affiliations in contemporary British society.