I am delighted to host this blog from Gerry Nosowska, founder and Director of Effective Practice, which supported the Social Work with Older People research project. For too long, this vital area of practice has been largely unseen. Hopefully, as we build a stronger evidence base, more social workers will be deployed to work with older people and their carers.
Today marks another milestone on our journey to improving training, support and the overall quality of social work in this country. Our consultation on the knowledge and skills statement (KSS) for social workers working in adult social care is now …
As social workers, meeting and supporting those experiencing extreme emotional states is part of the job. In the broadest sense we exist to support families and individuals struggling to cope with day to day living. We must be sensitive and …
The sad news of Robin Williams’ suicide this week has raised the profile of the impact severe depression and substance and alcohol misuse can have on people.
One of the best things about this job is that I get to travel across the length and breadth of England to meet social workers, social work managers, students and educators.
Tuesday 29 July saw the first ever joint national conference in London for Principal Social Workers (PSWs).
By the time you read this I will be on holiday visiting my mother in Australia and I know she will want to know how things are going for me in this new role.
A great deal has been happening in relation to mental health and social work over the last couple of months and I am really pleased the sector is giving this very important area the priority it deserves.
Today, all over the world, social workers are marking World Social Work Day.
As social workers’ practice becomes less about “what’s wrong here and how do we fix it?” and more about “what’s possible here and what is the best outcome?” For those who are served by social workers it may be timely to take this approach to …