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Evidence in Social Welfare Policy and Practice

This event celebrates the launch of Social Welfare at the British Library, a new free online service offering a single point of access to our vast print and digital collections on social welfare and social policy.

This conference explored issues such as the use of evidence in health policy; the gathering and dissemination of evidence about the voluntary and community sector; practitioner access to evidence; and the potential of charity archives for research.

Our speakers were: 

  • Prof. Jon Glasby, Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham (the keynote speaker);
  • Prof. Pete Alcock, Director, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham; 
  • Dr Jo Moriarty, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
  • Dr Georgina Brewis, Research Officer, Institute of Education, University of London, and founder, Campaign for Charity Archives; 
  • Dr Diana Leat, independent commentator and researcher on the voluntary sector.

The conference concluded with a panel discussion.

MP3 file, 4 hrs 12 mins 42 secs, 101.22 MB