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’
Don’t we all want to live in the place we call home with the people and things that we love, doing what matters to us in communities where we all look out for one another? Isn’t that what great care and support should help to protect and promote for everyone? To achieve this, we need … Continue reading Talking about a Brighter Social Care Future
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.
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?
Listen to Neil Crowther speak to Think Local Act Personal about #socialcarefuture's forthcoming report on the way social care is being talked and thoughts about today, why we believe that needs to change if we are to realise our vision and our plans to co-produce a new, hopeful narrative for the future.
By Simon Stockton and Natasha Burberry Recently the CEO of a large health care provider shared a story with me which summarised why coproduction matters so well it almost felt like a ready made urban legend. The story went something like this… A care professional is talking with a local resident describing how a … Continue reading Count Me In! Getting serious about Co-Production
By Elaine James, Rob Mitchell, Hannah Morgan, Mark Harvey & Ian Burgess You may wonder how rocket science has a role in social work. For us, rocket science is a metaphor for the new world of complex technologies, reshaping our lives and our understanding of the social world we live in. It is also a way … Continue reading Is Social Work Rocket Science?