Articles Posted by Scarlette Isaac

Social Work Week 2023

Social Work Week 2023 is on the horizon! This virtual event is a great opportunity for social workers – or anyone for that matter, who wants to learn more about the latest happenings and developments in the social care sector.  Hosted by Social Work England, Social Work Week 2023 will run for 5 consecutive days […]

How can I improve my mental health as a social worker?

Social workers across Scotland missed more than 30,000 days of work last year due to mental health issues, new data has revealed.  The absences impacted 27 local authorities, with the most significant staffing shortages reported in Glasgow (8,539) and North Lanarkshire (3,387).  Unfortunately, this is just one of the many instances that highlights the urgent […]

How to succeed in social care

The start of a new year is always a good time to re-evaluate and reflect on your career, with a particular focus on what is going well, and where there is room for improvement.  So for all our well-versed social workers, here’s a quick recap of best practices – for our new social workers, here’s […]

Could VR revolutionise care?

When we think of virtual reality (VR), most of us will picture someone riding a roller coaster in silly goggles or throwing hands at a seemingly invisible threat in their living room. But have you considered the possibilities of VR beyond the world of gaming and entertainment?   Increasingly, we are seeing VR being used […]