Unpaid carers contribute £445 million to the economy a day
Unpaid carers contribute £445 million a day to the economy in England and Wales, finds new research. The study, which was led by Carers UK and the University of Sheffield, used census data to determine the value of unpaid carers’ contributions across England, which came in at £162 billion per year. This is almost a […]
What is an advanced practitioner?
If you’re a social worker looking to climb the career ladder, then this one’s for you! Carry on reading for expert insight into becoming an advanced practitioner, including desired skills, routes to entry and role requirements. What is an advanced practitioner? As an advanced practitioner in the social work sector, you will typically specialise in […]
Children in care sent to live over 300 miles away from family and friends
A recent Observer investigation revealed that children in care are being sent to live more than 300 miles away from their hometowns. Vulnerable children in London, for example, are being shipped off to homes more than 250 miles from the city in what is being dubbed a “national scandal”. Some of the residential homes were […]
Why we should implement trauma-informed care as common practice in social care
In today’s blog, we discuss the ins and outs of trauma-informed care and why it should be common practice in social care settings. What is trauma? Before we delve deeper, let’s discuss exactly what trauma is and how it can manifest itself. Trauma is defined as: “a severe and lasting emotional shock and pain caused […]
Could Amazon’s Alexa replace social workers?
Could Amazon’s Alexa replace social workers? In this article, we discuss how voice-enabled technology is disrupting the social care sector and easing the pressure on social workers and unpaid carers. Current landscape Unfortunately, the amalgamation of underfunding, staffing shortages and endless waiting lists has left 2.6 million people over 50 without access to care in […]
ADASS launches strategy to transform adult social care
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has published a strategy to transform adult social care in England. From providing better support for carers to meeting the needs of service users and tackling ongoing workforce pressures, leaders in the space have warned that social care has “run out of road” to continue the […]
Why are unpaid carers not receiving support from local authorities?
The Health Foundation recently revealed that just one in four unpaid carers receive direct support from their local authority. The research also suggests that the majority of unpaid carers do not feel comfortable approaching their council for help, with only 8% having done so in 2021. Just a quarter of this small percentage […]
How we can help you find your perfect social worker role
Haven’t found your perfect social worker role yet? Whether you’re looking for a locum or permanent social work position, we can help you find a role that meets all your needs, both professionally and personally. Carry on reading to find out how we can help you find the perfect social work role. Provide you with […]
Managing stress as a social worker: in conversation with Becky
In the world of social work, stress has unfortunately become a bit of a buzzword. From helping families in crisis to providing support to the vulnerable and being exposed to trauma, it’s no wonder this profession can take a toll on mental health. By talking openly about stress, social workers can acknowledge the challenges they […]
Unpaid carers to receive better resources on malnutrition
Getting the right nutrition is essential for all humans to stay healthy, but even more so for those with a long-term illness or condition. Some food properties can even help improve health problems or at the very least, prevent them from getting worse. However, new research from Carers UK has revealed that nearly 80% of […]