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…

Stand by your beds social workers, the Care Act is coming

This year sees a year like no other in the world of social care. A year that all we know and base our decisions on will be banished to the text books of social care history. We shouldn’t under estimate that, as social workers we will be seeing history in the making. History that could…

10 Myths and truths about people (who may also have a learning disability)

Still rubbish at this consistent blogging lark so thought I best write a mini blog to keep my hand in so to speak. I have a list recorded on my phone of Blogs I want to write and it’s growing but I’m not going to opt for one of those, instead my eldest inspired me…