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Mental Health & The Social Care Reform – Helping both service users and care staff

With the government’s social care reform planned for September, there has been a lot of discussion about what this will entail, and which areas need immediate attention. It is important to remember that a large number of our mental health services are provided by our Local Authorities through social care staff, and the continued underfunding […]

How you can use podcasts towards your CPD requirements

Did you know that listening to our podcasts counts towards your CPD? Social Work England has confirmed that ‘any activity that you feel would improve your practice counts, including listening to podcasts. Our very own podcast, Upfront About Social Work, which is hosted by our very own and Lawrence has some fantastic insightful episodes that […]

Locum Workers: Changes to Umbrella Providers

Some of you may have been contacted by your consultant regarding umbrella providers. Recently, Local Authorities re-awarded some of their vendor contracts as part of the MSTAR3 Framework, which tells Councils how to recruit temp staff. As part of these new contracts, it is now up to us (as your recruiter) to ensure that every […]

Perm Social Work FAQs with Lauren!

“For progression and development you want to be permanent.” 💼 Considering taking on a #permanentjob in #socialwork, but not familiar with the ins and outs of a long-term role? Let Lauren talk you through it! 💪 In this video Lauren answers the following questions: 1) Why would you recommend switching from Locum to Perm Social Work? (00:08) 2) What is […]

Self-Care in Social Work: Looking after yourself

Over the last few weeks/months, Ulster University has been conducting the second wave of a wellbeing survey for Health and Social Care professionals. Research found that the wellbeing of social workers, who were the ‘foremost’ among participants has decreased since the first wave of the study, with results suggesting that those working in the social […]

International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge

As you all will know, today is International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge – which focuses on women in leadership roles and how we can work together to ensure that we call out inequality and bias in our lives and the workplace. While 83% of social workers are female, women in all industries, […]