‘Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine’

By Peter Hay   So let’s cut to a summary of the evidence that there are stand-out social workers and excellent social work within systems that are under so much stress. 'Compassionate, committed and creative’ - a description of Gareth Benjamin , Mental Health Social Worker of the Year 2017 “Innovative and different - thinking … Continue reading ‘Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine’

Employment – a meaningful use of time.

By Claire Gleeson & Charlotte Crabtree, Keyring Whilst there are record levels of employment in the UK, there are nearly 715,000 work-capable yet unemployed people with learning disabilities. While 6% of people with learning disabilities are in work, 65% would like to be. In our Oldham service we currently have 14.65% of Network Members who … Continue reading Employment – a meaningful use of time.

Adult social care and ethics: time for a new relationship?

By Professor Bob Hudson  As howls of betrayal, dishonesty and untrustworthiness reverberate around our political system, there is renewed interest in the idea of ethical behaviour – what it is and how it can be better embedded in public and business life. New ideas are coming from unlikely sources: many of the largest US businesses … Continue reading Adult social care and ethics: time for a new relationship?