Bring back the Social Work bursary for all students

  In his 1964 speech at the Founding Rally of the Organisation of Afro-American Unity, Malcom X famously told us that: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow...

Why is modern life making you depressed?

Modern-day 21st Century living is easy. Your debt, job, addictions, relationship problems, illness or injury may not make it seem that way; but in the context of humanity it...

The Top Ten songs about Social Workers

  Social Workers are rarely the focus of popular culture, with unrepresentative portrayals on television tending to be the norm. Moving away from television and looking to the less explored...

I, Daniel Blake: A harsh reality

British director Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake has seen the impact of benefit sanctions thrust back into the headlines. Loach’s tale of two characters from the North-East...

Self Care for Social Work: Love yourself first

    “We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.”   José Emilio Pacheco, Battles in the Desert & Other Stories   It sometimes...

Self Care for Social Work: I swear I used to be...

  Fast food at my desk or in the car. No proper lunch breaks. Cakes and sweets in the office to make us happy. No time to go to...

Self-Care for Social Work: Looking for a better way of working

Self-Care for Social Work: Looking for a better way of working   Around a year ago I read an article by KT Sancken where she told the story of how...