A Report on the Impact of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Exploring the impact of the migration from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) on claimants with mental health problems, Richard Machin, Fiona McCormack and Chris Gidlow. This report summarises the findings of a research project conducted by Staffordshire University and Disability Solutions West Midlands. The research explored the impact of the transition…

CHAD Research Seminar Wednesday May 1st

The latest CHAD Research Seminar entitled Young People and Self Harm. will take place on Wednesday May 1st. Self-harm is a common issue in young people. Lifetime prevalence rates of self-harm in the UK has been estimated at around 18%, but data on hospital admissions for self-harm suggest that it is most common in 15–24-year-olds,…

2nd Annual Health and Inequalities Conference

2nd Annual Health and Inequalities Conference ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN A TIME OF AUSTERITY Wednesday 26th June 2019 The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) at Staffordshire University is collaborating with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) on this year’s CHAD Annual Health and Inequalities Conference in Stoke. There is overwhelming evidence that deprivation is associated…

CHAD Research Seminar Wednesday February 13th

After a gap while CHAD reorganised, the first CHAD Seminar took place on Wednesday 13th February, with two of our doctoral students showcasing their research. The seminar was well attended by staff, students and members of local authorities. The two of doctoral students presenting were: Trish Darby: Natural Environments and Health Adam Boughey: Attitudes to…

CHAD the Story So Far

Two years have passed since the official launch of the Centre of Health and Development and CHAD is changing. In August of this year CHAD was adopted and supported as a mainstream Staffordshire University research centre, whilst continuing to maintain and develop links with external partners to operate as a collaborative research centre. In the past…

Having a Voice – the Challenges of Homelessness

We are delighted that we have a journal article published in the Journal of Integrated Care, based on the City centre rough sleeping and street activity in Stoke-on-Trent research. The title of the paper is ‘Having a voice: a collaborative research project exploring the challenges and assets of people experiencing homelessness’. Sitting within our ‘health…

BIG Community Conversation Celebration 2018

The BIG Community Conversation Celebration 2018

The BIG Community Conversation 2018 took place on Wednesday 9th May, 2018 and was once again developed in partnership with Staffordshire University’s Creative Communities Unit and the 1,000 Lives Community Network.  It was supported by a steering group of university, local government, community and voluntary sector members who help determine the shape of the event…

CHAD Annual Report 2017-2018

CHAD Annual Report 2017-18

The CHAD Annual Report 2017-18 reflects the accomplishments of CHADs small but dedicated team in delivering ‘high quality research to reduce health and social inequalities’. Funded initially until July 2018 by our partners in Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University, CHAD has been successful in its bid to become sustainable and will…

CHAD Present at Health Disparities Symposium in Alabama

The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) was delighted to be invited to speak at the 13th Health Disparities Symposium at the Minority Health Research Centre (MHRC), University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The focus was on the ‘Social Determinants of Health from a Global Perspective’. Building on Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s long…