social care

Social Personnel announces partnership with Nib Shared Vision for permanent social work!

Nib Shared Vision, in partnership with Social Personnel, has introduced a pioneering three-year initiative aimed at transforming social work support. The program, in collaboration with Doncaster Council Children’s Services, seeks to enhance the recruitment of permanent social work professionals both in the UK and internationally. The Typology Model provides tailored, interactive support to newly qualified […]

Empowering social care through technology: enhancing support and safety

In the dynamic landscape of social care, technology emerges as a valuable ally, offering crucial support to caregivers and alleviating the challenges they often face. This digital evolution not only assists but extends the duration of care within the familiar confines of one’s home, contributing to an improved quality of life with a more manageable […]

Labour pledge to reform mental health care

Labour have announced plans to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 if they win the next general election.    The party aims to include this in its first legislative programme post-election, which is expected to take place latest January 2025.    Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, said: “The next Labour government will reform the […]

NHS Long Term Workforce Plan: what about social workers?

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, industry leaders have criticised the omission of the social work profession.  The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) England expressed disappointment regarding the exclusion, emphasising that social workers play a vital role in the healthcare system. Think Ahead, the fast-track training provider for mental health […]

How to succeed in social care

The start of a new year is always a good time to re-evaluate and reflect on your career, with a particular focus on what is going well, and where there is room for improvement.  So for all our well-versed social workers, here’s a quick recap of best practices – for our new social workers, here’s […]

How to switch off on your annual leave

Christmas is right around the corner, and that means you probably have some annual leave coming up!    Make sure to step away from work completely, it will help you return refreshed and motivated.    Not sure how? Don’t worry, we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve. Carry on reading to find […]

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. […]