A Day in the Life of a Substance Misuse Social Worker

As a qualified social worker working for a ‘private, voluntary and independent sector’ employer I am one of 4 social workers in our service which is made up of mental health nurses, general nurses and psycho-social practitioners from numerous backgrounds and specialisms; we are arguably as diverse as our client group. Not only do I…

MCA Call to Action

On 15th March 2016, the adult social work Principal Social Worker Network ran our first Call to Action.  For lots of reasons it felt right that we made the theme of this first day, which was in support of the Ministry of Justice Mental Capacity Action Day, about challenging our social work values so we…

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice You do not know me. I appear at your bedside with a smile and introduce myself. I sense you are trying to recall if we have met before; you have seen so many faces since your admission; it would be understandable if you could not. I reassure you, we haven’t. You have…

#HospSW16 in Manchester

Hospital social workers in Manchester got fully involved in #HospSW16 and took it as an opportunity to share with colleagues, partners and the public what Hospital Social Work is and the exceptional practice it can deliver. Click on the link below to see Manchester’s day and their reflections. hospital-sw-day-newsletter-final-for-psw  

Lyn Romeo – Guest Blog for #HospSW16

Celebrating hospital social work: The emergence of social work in clinical settings can be traced back to the late 1800s in London, when so called ‘charitable assessors’ or almoners would seek to reduce pressures on hospitals and focus on the non-medical needs of patients. Mary Stewart was the first ever almoner at the Royal Free…