. Anyone of any age can experience social isolation and loneliness, but older adults are at an increased risk, with almost half (49%) of adults aged seventy-five and above currently living alone.
Tag: Social Work
This good practice guidance draws from a range of sources including international research evidence, the experiences of people who use(d) substances who are at the end of their lives, and the family members, friends and carers of those people.
The speed of burnout in social work is currently estimated at around 8 years, with more and more social workers having to take long term sick leave or changing professions as a direct result of the pressures of the job.
Whether you’re a parent or not, we all want to keep children safe. They are not yet aware of the dangers of the world and can’t protect themselves as well as adults can, so we all look out for children and hope to prevent them from any negativity or exploitation.
as experienced social workers and practice educators, we’ve been asked by a number of student social workers to compile a list of recommended social work books.
If you work in the world of child protection, at some point in your career you are going to come into contact with the court system. It is an inevitability. In this blog, we will give you my top 5 tips and tricks you can use the next time you’re faced with court work and court attendance.
Good communication is central to working with children, young people, their families and carers. It involves listening, questioning, understanding and responding to what is being communicated by children, young people and those caring for them.
If you want an in-demand career that lets you make a real difference in the world, there’s never been a better time to become a social worker. If you need a little persuasion, here are seven reasons why you should join.
As we welcome final year students into the social work profession, this social work story explores a newly qualified social workers journey so far.
In health and social care, communication is ultimately the bedrock of everything that we do. We know that communication is essential. It provides us with the opportunity to ensure that our actions are in line with the individual’s needs and wishes and that their agency and autonomy are being respected.