Due to the rising cost of delivering day-to-day services, as many as 72% of England’s major local authorities have announced plans to introduce tighter eligibility requirements for those seeking adult social care. According to analysis from the County Councils Network (CCN), councils across the UK are facing a £3.5bn of inflationary and demand costs. […]
November is National Caregivers month and here at Social Personnel we’re taking the time to celebrate the 13.6 million family caregivers across the UK. This year’s theme is #CaregivingHappens to emphasise that caregiving happens often unexpectedly or at inconvenient times, whether that be when you’re running late for the school run or in the middle […]
On 1 November 2022, local government trade unions agreed to a pay offer that will add an additional £1,925 to social workers’ salaries across the UK. The pay offer will be backdated to 1 April 2022. Marking the largest increase in pay for local government workers in over a decade, the pay offer equates to […]
So, you’ve got an interview coming up for a new social work role and want to gauge the quality of management? Having a caring, supportive, and motivating manager is key to enjoying your job role. It is said that people leave managers not jobs so it’s important you know that your new manager will be […]
Many agency workers are advised by colleagues or friends to work through an umbrella company, but what does this mean? We have asked our recruitment consultants the most frequent questions that they get asked when it comes to umbrella companies and answered them below.
We all feel doubt and imposter syndrome sometimes. Even with such a rewarding job such as Social Work, being sure that your work has made a real impact can sometimes be hard to do, this might be because you do not keep in contact with your clients after they leave the service, or you work […]
67% of social workers who responded to Community Care’s survey said they often miss their lunch breaks. While this happens to everyone now and again, it should not be a regular occurrence, even in a high-pressure, high-workload role such as social care.
Feedback is crucial to social work practice; it promotes personal and professional growth by helping you identify what aspects of your practice you need to work on. Keep reading to see more reasons why feedback is important, how to ask for it, who to ask for it and what to do after receiving it.
The social work profession is all about dedicating yourself to the community to enhance human well-being and help individuals meet their basic and complex needs. If you’re looking for a career that is rewarding, has a meaning, action and diversity then social work could be your calling. Keep reading to find out more about the […]