The MCA is 10 – Time to Party

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MENTAL CAPACITY ACT #MCA10 27th September 2017 As you are aware we agreed to hold our next Day of Action to celebrate the 10th Birthday of the Mental Capacity Act coming in to force. As you know we held a similar day of action in 2016 with a focus on the concept of…

Total Eclipse

Originally posted on Last Quango in Halifax:
In the main, people working in care choose to do because they want to be caring. But sometimes they don’t support people to live the lives they want to lead. Perhaps it’s the surprisingly ordinary, possibly even dull nature of an ordinary life which leads to workers talking…

No Further Action

Originally posted on Last Quango in Halifax:
The purpose of this blog post is to encourage social workers to consider how their use of language when writing about or referring to people can impact on practice. It explores some challenging ideas which reference the disability studies literature. A Guest Social Worker Blog? When I first…

Supporting Principal Social Workers

The Adult Principal Social Worker Network has today welcomed a letter to all Directors of Adult Social Services from Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister for Care and Mental Health, Lyn Romeo Chief Social Worker and Margaret Willcox President of ADASS. The letter to Directors clearly sets out the value and expertise that the role of Principal…

Empowerment

Originally posted on Fighting Monsters:
Since I started my social work training in 1998, I have spent a lot of time thinking about power and my relationship with it. When I was a student, I didn’t feel that I had ‘power’. It felt like it was being at the bottom of a professional hierarchy. Yet…

The Saturday Boy

I am three months into a new job. Its really been hard. All the things you take for granted when you’ve known people for a long time are gone. Its hard having a bad day and no-one knowing you well enough to know that that is what your experiencing without explaining it. Its hard not […]…