Art of Social Work
Social Work at its best is a respectful practice of helping people take control of their own lives and moving to a life of full citizenship.
Adventurous Social Work?
Tim Keilty describes how self-directed support can be successfully applied to help families stay safe and create solutions to avoid their children going into care.
Social Work Writing and Bureaucracy
Why has writing reports, plans, case notes and assessments come to dominate everyday social work, often at the price of real social work practice?
A New Deal for Sheffield Old Folk
This 1951 paper shows how social policy has and has not changed since World War II and suggests that we have made less progress than we might have hoped.
Practical Social Work is Personalised
Hanne-Maria Leppäranta demonstrates the powerful impact of personalisation on the practical day-to-day work of a social worker.
Asking Better Questions
Lindsay Tighe believes that if we make some simple changes to the way we communicate with each other, we enable human potential and capability to be released.
A Career in Adult Social Care
Virginia Moffatt reviews her 30 year career in adult social care in England and the journey from institutional services, to community care and the impact of austerity.
Pippa and Family Leadership
Simon Duffy talks about Family Leadership and the inspiring work of Dr Pippa Murray.
Divide and Conquer Social Work by Education
Tanya Moore offers a critique of the latest changes to social work education.
Personalisation and Social Work
Personalisation has become another process that is done to social workers and which they then do to others. Social workers need to redefine it in terms of social justice.
Tanya Moore provides an overview of the University of Hertfordshire's course on personalisation.
Personalisation & Social Work
A presentation given for Social Work students at the University of Huddersfield.
Architecture for Personalisation Toolkit
This toolkit will help local leaders develop their own strategy for producing local systems that enable personalisation. It contains helpful hints, ideas and a framework for…
Architecture for Personalisation
A report describing progress in Yorkshire & Humber towards developing a community-based approach to supporting personalisation and self-directed support.
A paper which explores the theoretical foundations of personalisation.