Social Work News

10 hours ago
blogs.kcl.ac.uk
In this post, Stan Burridge, Director of Expert Focus (a user-led consultancy), reports on how COVID-19 is impacting on workers who support people leaving prison to find accommodation and resettle in...
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@SusanAshmorePSW A pleasure to present online to you all. Demystifying #CPD a speciality! 😃 Thank you for the invit… https://t.co/0XoIki3xhc
We know that social workers are working harder than ever in the difficult conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. New legislation has been brought in, remote working is the norm and the complex is...
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Article updated 26 MayBirmingham, Staffordshire and Sunderland councils have returned to applying the Care Act 2014 in full after a period suspending certain duties using emergency powers under the Co...
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#socialworkengland #socialwork #MAsocialwork #BASW #independentliving #adultsocialcare #socialcare… https://t.co/uSbVHnAH5F
5 days ago
thefrontline.org.uk
Families are often reluctant to engage with social workers, but there seems to be a shift towards families valuing their social worker more.The post Despite the challenges, lockdown can strengthen our...
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By Emma Bond, James Codling and Andy PhippenAs many of us adjust to putting our working lives online, we should also be mindful that a lot of our social world is now facilitated by technology as well....
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Once again by the power of technology @FlipGeddes from @SocialWorkEng is visiting @SomersetCouncil. Today she’s tak… https://t.co/f1HVAFn6vF
  Memories from World War 2 Welcome back to all.  After six years non stop , I took a breather. Now it feels right to restart and expand and I hope you’ll be pleased with the result. This is the f...
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I am called to visit a man in distress called George*. He has stopped contact with his care team and not seen his family for a few weeks because of social distancing. George’s neighbours have repor...
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If you would potentially be interested & like more information or alternatively know somebody who would be, feel fr… https://t.co/pDODyjYiFv
By Kate MercerIndependent advocacy is still available for people who are using health and care services and want support in either making choices, speaking up or raising concerns about things that are...
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Another sunny day means garden chilling with more social work practice preparation 🤓🌈❤️ #swe #socialworkengland… https://t.co/4WGfAUFLFk
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is calling for experienced social workers to support its ongoing response to provide vitals support for our children, young people and families across the borough...
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Story updated 17 MayDeaths among home care service users reported to the regulator in England were almost three times average levels for previous years over the past month, show official figures relea...
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1 week ago
thefrontline.org.uk
Challenging times force us to look beyond our usual ways of working. The pandemic is pushing us towards more collaboration and more creativity.The post Creativity in lockdown: finding new ways to supp...
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1 week ago
blogs.kcl.ac.uk
Dr Bernadette Moorhead is Lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at the Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia. This is the first in a series of dispatches fr...
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After a day of Zoom meetings regarding our practice starting 1st June, I’m now getting some fresh air with some pla… https://t.co/V21kQgVjfl
Story updated 13 MayThe weekly toll of deaths in care homes in England and Wales has fallen over the past fortnight but numbers remain well above average levels in previous years.The Office for Nation...
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RT @LeedsASC_OD: Our next information and assessment day is Thursday the 2nd April, email wecareacademy@leeds.gov.uk
Derbyshire council is facing legal action over its decision to suspend significant duties under the Care Act 2014 as part of its response to coronavirus.The council has been given until Monday (11 May...
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UpdateThis survey has now closed. Community Care will report on the results shortly. Thanks to all you participated.It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on mo...
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RT @JoanneLWalsh: Get signing 🖊
by Denise Turner and Marie PriceThe minute’s silence held this week commemorated the many NHS and care staff who have died from Covid-19. Last week also saw tributes to Muhammad Islam, the social wo...
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RT @cath_roff: Want 2 to say a big thank you to all social care staff in Leeds who are supporting older & disabled people. Whether you are…
Eight council have triggered provisions to suspend duties under the Care Act 2014 in order to manage workforce shortages and demand pressures during the Covid-19 pandemic.Birmingham, Coventry, Derbysh...
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3 weeks ago
thefrontline.org.uk
The hidden stars of the coronavirus crisis have been the hundreds of thousands of ordinary neighbours looking out for one another up and down the UK.The post Coronavirus: demonstrating the power of co...
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Story updated 28 AprilThere have been over 4,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in care homes England in the past two weeks – over four times the number recorded in residential and nursing homes up to th...
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RT @BetterLivesLDS: #Leeds Social care is still open for business with many part-time, full-time, temporary & permanent paid jobs available…
4 weeks ago
blogs.kcl.ac.uk
Dr Carl Purcell, NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London. His book, The Politics of Children’s Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change, is jus...
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