Social Workers are Superheroes and we are saving the world

Social Workers are Superheroes and we are saving the world This may sound odd but I’ve a recurring wish to run into my clients when I’m out and about with...

The cultural challenges of working with people with dementia

The cultural challenges of working with people with dementia There are a range of views about dementia across different cultures, and indeed within individual cultures, often based on personal...

I’m worried my commitment to Social Work has cost me a...

I'm worried my commitment to Social Work has cost me a family of my own When I was ten years old, my Aunt took me to one side as...

If being a social worker means I care, why do I...

If being a social worker means I care, why do I spend more on frothy coffee than starving children? You wouldn’t believe how conflicted I feel about free-range...

Charles Handy: Handily helping us understand Social Work organisations

Charles Handy: Handily helping us understand Social Work organisations Charles Handy author of landmark bestseller Understanding Organisations says ‘many of the ills of organisations stem from imposing an inappropriate...

Social Work is hard. I don’t know if I can do...

Social Work is hard. I don't know if I can do it forever For everyone that has a parent, spouse, significant other, child or someone that cares about them,...

How chocolate can help you achieve peak performance as a social...

How chocolate can help you achieve peak performance as a social worker - and keep you out of jail Before we go any further I want to make it...

What is ‘self’ and why does it matter to us as...

What is ‘self’ and why does it matter to us as social workers? Last week we discovered that humanistic and existentialist thinking might lead us to conclude that our...

Social workers are not well paid: some days I can’t afford...

Social workers are not well paid: some days I can’t afford to put fuel in my car I know I’ll get shit for sharing this with you. People will...

What does the philosopher Cicero teach us about contemporary Social Work?

What does the philosopher Cicero teach us about contemporary Social Work? Just what does the Roman philosopher, politician and orator Cicero have to do with social work in 2017!?...