The rise of the New Social Work Bohemians and the death of Radical Social Work

I loved radical social work back in 1995 when I started to train as a social worker. It was edgy, different, reflected the culture of the home I grew up in and allowed me endless opportunity to debate in the halls of North Hertfordshire college. The trouble was that by the 90’s radical social work…

The Great Supported Living Mystery

Over the past few months there has been some discussion and an under the radar focus on supported living and what it all means. The coming of the Care Act (and its market position statements), the Green Paper “No rights ignored, No voice unheard” and the general clamber to develop supported living throughout the land…

Paragraph one sentence one. Creativity starts here

I have recently had the great fortune to attend “Great Leap” lectures given by Simon Duffy, Sam Bennett and Paul Richards. All were different but all brought me back to the same thinking, where was the creativity, collaboration and imagination in adult social work? If you want to know why the Care Act will be…

Another 10 myths & truths about people (who may also have a learning disability)

Its been two months since my blog 10 myths about people (who may also have a learning disability) and it has taken me aback about how much debate and response it generated. What started as a cathartic process for me in a little mini blog seems to have hit a chord for a number of…