Social Personnel

Social Pulse: Insights from the Frontline with Laura

Today, Social Personnel hears from Laura, a children’s social worker whose experiences will resonate with those in similar frontline roles.  Laura’s days are filled with varied challenges, each case presenting its unique complexities. Despite the chaos, she finds immense fulfilment in making a positive impact on people’s lives. This blog explores her strategies for building […]

Adult social care workforce sees 7% increase

Recent data has shown a 7% increase in adult social workers last year.   According to annual statistics provided by Skills for Care, English local authorities expanded their adult social worker team, incorporating agency personnel, from 17,300 to 18,500 in the year ending September 2023, marking a 7% surge as per the latest annual data from […]

Case management unpacked

Calling all our newly qualified social workers! When you first get your feet on the ground, it can feel like you are being bombarded with new words, information and instructions. Despite learning most of it at university, putting everything into practice is a little different, isn’t it? Today, we wanted to revise what is meant […]

Dear newly qualified social worker…

Are you a newly qualified social worker? Congratulations! Here’s a few things to bare in mind before you start your first gig… 1.Ask questions  Not sure about something? Ask! Whether it’s an instruction you’re being given, information you receive about a case or something you don’t agree with, be inquisitive and make decisions based on […]

Beating the post-Christmas slump

As the fairy lights start to come down and Mariah Carey waves goodbye for another year, it’s time to face the month that blows all ‘Sunday scaries’ out of the water: January. But fear not; with the right routine, January can still be bright and merry. Carry on reading for our top tips on beating […]

Maintaining healthy habits in winter

Winter’s arrival often brings a desire to hibernate, indulge in comfort foods, and maybe skip a workout or two. While it’s tempting to stay indoors, maintaining healthy habits during the winter is crucial for overall well-being. Here are some tips to help you stay happy and healthy over the coming (and rather chilly) months! Make […]

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 […]