Social Work can be a shitty job, but please spare a...

Social Work can be a shitty job, but please spare a thought for managers! I manage a Safeguarding and  Assessment Team deep in the heart of the West Midlands....

Sit Down for Social Work

Sit Down for Social Work  I’d like to use this blog to announce my new campaign called Sit Down For Social Work! As a force for change I expect...

This is why Social Workers need to learn about anti-discriminatory and...

This is why Social Workers need to learn about anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice Do you remember as a social work student being taught about anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice? The...

I was asked why I’m never scared or pressured at work…...

I was asked why I’m never scared or pressured at work… here’s my secret My husband is a bit of geek and when his brother isn’t free to go...

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...

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...