Social Policy impacts on our lives every day, whether that is through education, health, housing, social care, welfare provision or employment. Social policy, and the role it plays in redistributing resources, is therefore central to issues of social justice, equality and citizenship.
Since 2008 we have seen a period of austerity, with public spending cuts affecting nearly every aspect of social policy. As a consequence the UK has seen increases in homelessness, foodbanks and child poverty. What is more, these cuts in public spending have been accompanied by renewed debate about rights and entitlement, and whether the voluntary and private sectors would play a more prominent role in providing welfare services.
If you care about challenging disadvantage and inequality; if you want all citizens to have the opportunity to fully participate in society; if you are motivated to find solutions to contemporary social problems, this Social Policy undergraduate programme at Wolverhampton is for you.