De Montfort University Social Work

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De Montfort University Social Work

The Social Work Research group is developing a programme based on effective partnerships with local, regional and national organisations concerned with effective practice in social care.

We have a particular focus on work with carers, and the experiences of certain groups who encounter discrimination or disadvantage in their access to or use of appropriate services.

At the core of all our work is a belief that understanding the lives of people who use services is a fundamental requirement of high quality research to inform improvements to the services they receive and the quality of their lives.

Key Concerns

The key areas that the group is concerned with are:

  • Carers: their experiences, relationships and expectations of public services
  • Young people, youth justice, children’s rights and models of good practice.

Contact Us

Social Work
Led by: Julie Fish
Tel: +44 (0)116 257 7109
Email: jfish@dmu.ac.uk

Social Work Degree students

Students enrolled on the BA (Hons) Social Work Degree may be eligible to receive the Social Work Bursary.

This funding is only available from the second year of your course if your course start date is on or after 1 September 2013 and will be in addition to the statutory funding available from Student Finance England.

The total Social Work Bursary for 2015/16 is a maximum of £4862.50 if you started you course after 1 September 2013 and £4,575 if you started you course before 1 September 2013.