social care

Budget cuts see stricter requirements for adult social care in the coming year

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. […]

Tips for managing stress as a social worker

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 […]

How to ask for feedback at work?

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.