health and social care

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 […]

Social Personnel: 2022 highlights

It’s been a great year for Social Personnel and as always, we’re full of pride that so many of our candidates are able to help make a difference in local communities. So without further ado, here’s our Social Personnel 2022 highlights…   Company highlights   With our tier 1 access across multiple vendors in the […]

Cost of living top tips and resources for social workers

Social workers, are you looking for some financial support during the current cost of living crisis? Look no further, because our dedicated consultants have put together a selection of resources to help you out.    Financial support available  The Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust  Provides grants for specific small purchases or small debts, these tend to […]
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Children’s social care neglected in autumn budget

Leaders in the social care sector have highlighted a lack of concern for children’s social care in the government’s autumn budget.    Local authorities will be given £1.3bn to put towards adult and children’s social care over the next two years, and an additional £1.9bn between 2024-25.    Additional funding for children’s services may also […]

How to set boundaries in social work

From complex caseloads, to battling staffing shortages and dealing with compassion fatigue, being a social worker can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing at times. However, setting healthy boundaries with clients and colleagues can really help mitigate the likelihood of burnout and general stress. Below, our industry experts share top tips on how to protect your […]