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Elaine James

Elaine James is Head of Service – Learning Disabilities and Preparation for Adulthood, Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Promoting the vote is social work in action

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Hands of multiple ethnicities placing voting slips in a ballot box.

To support social work colleagues to promote people’s right to register and vote in elections, BASW, Learning Disability England, the National Principal Social Worker Network for Adults and Bradford Council, supported by the My Vote, My Voice campaign, have launched a Practice Guide to Promote the Vote. Find out more...

The role of research in adult social work

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social work researchers in discussion

Those of you who are regular readers of my blogs will know one of my priorities continues to be the importance and value of social care research in social work. So, I am delighted to host this guest blog from social workers who have fellowships with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). It’s so inspiring to have their contribution.

Promote the vote

People queuing to vote

I am delighted to have a guest blog from my social work colleagues in Bradford and people with whom they work. Together they have made great progress in making sure people with learning disabilities achieve citizenship inclusion outcomes in many ways, but very importantly, through exercising their right to vote.

Voting and social work

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ballot box - hand posting vote in slot

In 1918, women over 30 obtained these right following years of campaigning. As we move towards a general election it is important to remember that many of our citizens and neighbours who have the right to vote may still find this a challenge - a challenge we find in social care but one that social work can and should actively aim to resolve.