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. […]
It’s easy to get overwhelmed as a social worker – with caseloads a dime a dozen and paperwork flying in every direction it’s important to get a hold on organisation so that you can remain productive (and keep your sanity intact). Our dedicated team has put together some suggestions below on how to improve your […]
Paralinguistic signals, such as body language, tone and volume can be really helpful in understanding meaning beyond what is actually being said. This blog zooms in on the importance of body language in social care settings and explores how it can be leveraged to help you better understand your service user. Build an environment […]
Health and social care was recently recorded as the second most stressful industry to work in, with 50% of absences relating to stress, depression or anxiety during 2020-2021. This is only getting worse in the wake of Covid-19 which has magnified some of the significant problems already prevailing in social care, including staffing shortages, funding […]
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 […]