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…

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…

Where were all the Social Workers?

Over the past 9 months I have entered the world of blogging, or probably rambling in my case, and have covered a few subjects. One area I have often thought about commenting on but avoided is, winterbourne, post winterbourne, WJIP, Concordats, hospital abuse, the answers and Bubb. My avoidance has been prompted by the many…

Understanding your own Community Gifts & Assets will make you a better practitioner

Modern day social work and social care is dominated by new discussions on personalisation, localisation and community development. Local citizens who use our service are increasingly looking to influence and engage with their community as well as contribute to it, but do we as social workers really understand what this means? There are certainly many…