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…

Welfare Reform Summit

Welfare Reform Summit

Staffordshire University is hosting a Social Policy Association funded Welfare Reform Summit on Friday 20 April 2018 in partnership with Child Poverty Action Group and the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) Welfare Reform Summit: exploring & recording the real impact of welfare reform This free event is aimed at academics, welfare rights practitioners/managers and claimants and will be in two…

The BIG Community Conversation 2018

The BIG Community Conversation 2018

We are happy to invite you to the Big Community Conversation 2018.  This event will build on our very successful BCC 2017, and will provide even more opportunities to hear and share people’s stories about ‘what matters’ to people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, what they do about it, and how research can help. Listen to CHAD Centre…

CHAD Health and Social Inequalities Symposium

The CHAD Health and Social Inequalities Symposium and Guest Lecture took place at Staffordshire University Leek Road Campus on Thursday 9th November 2017. It was a resounding success, with over 150 delegates attending the Symposium and more than 60 people attending the Duncan Selbie Lecture. The purpose of the symposium was to showcase translational research on…

CHAD Seminar – Thinking Active

CHAD’s October seminar was held at the Kingston Centre in Stafford. At this seminar, Dr Rachel Massie, Research Officer at CHAD, shared the findings from the Thinking Active pilot project completed earlier this year. The presentation gave an insight into the programme and the feedback received from the care-givers and service providers involved. Thinking Active…

CHAD Snippets!

It’s almost time for the CHAD bulletin, and in the meantime here are a few CHAD snippets of information to keep you updated. We can’t keep a lid on it……..All of us in CHAD are so happy to have won the award for ‘high impact research’ at the recent Staffordshire Celebrating Staff Success ceremony. Thank…