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Category: Community Care- Adults

  • Tips for coping with difficult conversations

    This article is published as part of Community Care’s Choose Social Work Campaign, to support students and newly-qualified social workers with areas of practice they might find challenging. It presents practice tips from Community Care Inform Adults’ guide to a strengths-based approach to difficult conversations. The full guide considers situations where challenging conversations might arise […]

  • Tips for coping with difficult conversations

    This article is published as part of Community Care’s Choose Social Work Campaign, to support students and newly-qualified social workers with areas of practice they might find challenging. It presents practice tips from Community Care Inform Adults’ guide to a strengths-based approach to difficult conversations. The full guide considers situations where challenging conversations might arise […]

  • Social workers to take 26 days’ further strike action in pay and staffing dispute

    Social workers will take a further 26 days’ strike action in a dispute over pay and staffing levels. Barnet UNISON said members working in mental health would stage walkouts from November 2023 until March 2024 in pursuit of their objective of retention payments equivalent to those received by the London borough’s children and families’ social […]

  • Inside a social work strike: the staff fighting for a ‘safe service’

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Before I even rounded the corner to Barnet Council’s offices, I could hear the chants. Under the shadow of the council’s towering glass-fronted building, social workers from the borough’s approved mental health professional (AMHP) service and […]

  • Fast-track programme to train 320 more social workers in £19m contract extension

    Fast-track programme Think Ahead will train 320 more mental health social workers after the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) extended its contract up to 2027. The £18.9m extension covers two cohorts, starting in 2024 and 2025, each of 160 trainees, the same size as the 2023 cohort. Following a five-week grounding in social […]

  • CQC delivers initial verdict on council adults’ services under new assurance system

    The Care Quality Commission has given its initial verdict on council adult social care services under its new local authority assurance system. The regulator included findings from an analysis of data and other published performance information from all 153 councils in its annual State of health and social care report, published last week. The assessment covered […]

  • DHSC seeks new chief social worker for adults in £100k role

    The government has started its quest for a new chief social worker for adults, after Lyn Romeo announced her retirement after a decade in post. Applicants must be qualified social workers – though need not be currently registered – and be able to provide a “frontline perspective on policymaking” – though most of the essential […]