This is the transcript of an inspiring talk about social work that Mark Harvey, one of the two chairs of the Adult Principal Social Work Network, made about the nature of social work.role-of-social-work-in-integration
Right now, it’s a good time to be a social worker. In these times of austerity and uncertainty, I’ll concede, this might seem like a slightly incongruous statement to make, but bear with me.
Death can cause financial tragedies as well as grief. Yet planning for the end isn’t about being morbid. It’s about making crucial financial preparations to lessen the impact when it happens.
For many people, hospice care conjures an image of the very old in the last weeks and months of their lives being tucked up in hospital beds by severe-
looking nurses. Nothing could be
further from the truth.
The Service User Sub-group of the Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board have created a spoken word video which focuses on the service users own life experiences and sends a powerful message to Stop Adult Abuse.
Even before I became Chief Social Worker for Adults in England, I had long recognised the importance and value of research in social work practice. Then, as now, I believed we must demonstrate professionalism, insight and continuous improvement as we worked to help people achieve better lives for themselves.
This is the third blog on dying and palliative care in Cambodia from Laura Middleton-Green, Marie Curie Clinical Academic Research Fellow at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford and the University of Bradford. The others can be viewed on the ehospice web site.
In the final part of this story, Judy Debenham describes how the support that Rachel is receiving from the Candle team is beginning to take effect. The Candle Service is part of St Christopher’s Hospice in London, UK. Around 200 children and young people aged three to 18, who are experiencing loss through death, are referred each year from five south London boroughs.
The Adult Principal Social Work Network welcomes the Report and key findings detailed in ‘Social Care for Older People: Home Truths’, published by The Kings Fund and Nuffield Trust.
Click here to view the report
It’s honestly not all doom and gloom.