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Defining Identities: Ability & Disability – A Case Study debate @SWSCmedia

Last February in an article entitled: “Obese woman demanding 50 hours care a week ‘went to pop concert‘” the article’s subheading read: A morbidly obese woman who says she needs help getting out of bed in the morning managed to make it to see her favourite boy band – The Wanted – in concert, a … Continue reading

Social work and end-of-life care: issues for debate @SWSCmedia – Opinion piece by Malcolm Payne

Join us for a Special Evening  @SWSCmedia on Palliative and End-of-Life care with Malcolm Payne (@MalcolmPayne) on Tuesday (31-July-2012) at 8:00 PM BST (UK) / 3:00 PM EDT @SWSCmedia. Planning for living needs to include planning for dying. End-of-life care is not a specialised area of medicine, involving a few specialised social workers working in hospices and hospitals. … Continue reading

In Celebration of #Carers' Week: Behind the Walls revisited… – #SWSCmedia debate on Caring for Carers

Join @SWSCmedia debate Today (19-June-2012) at 8:00 PM UK. / 3:00 PM (New York) & share your views on Caring for Carers. I don’t want to write about a being a carer. There, I said it. I wrote about it once briefly in 2000 in a piece called Behind the Walls, to tie in with the passing of … Continue reading

In Celebration of #Carers’ Week: Behind the Walls revisited… – #SWSCmedia debate on Caring for Carers

Join @SWSCmedia debate Today (19-June-2012) at 8:00 PM UK. / 3:00 PM (New York) & share your views on Caring for Carers. I don’t want to write about a being a carer. There, I said it. I wrote about it once briefly in 2000 in a piece called Behind the Walls, to tie in with the passing of … Continue reading

“Can’t afford it… Get out…” is this a “Fair deal” or is it “Social Cleansing”?

The national housing benefit caps which came into effect at the beginning of this year are forcing a number of London boroughs to examine the option of re-housing some of their housing benefit claimants outside of the capital. The caps are part of the government’s welfare reform and range from £250 per week for a one-bedroom … Continue reading

"Can't afford it… Get out…" is this a "Fair deal" or is it "Social Cleansing"?

The national housing benefit caps which came into effect at the beginning of this year are forcing a number of London boroughs to examine the option of re-housing some of their housing benefit claimants outside of the capital. The caps are part of the government’s welfare reform and range from £250 per week for a one-bedroom … Continue reading

Social Care, Social Work and the Rights of the Older People – Opinion piece by: Joe Godden

For the past several years many of the conversations I have had with colleagues and members of the public have been about the state of health and social care services for older people. Hardly anyone I know in my age group – mid 50’s has not been affected personally. The old adage – you don’t … Continue reading

#SocialWork and #Socialcare and the Human Rights of the Older People: #SWSCmedia Debate on 28-Feb-2012

Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights states that no one should be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading manner. This is an “Absolute Right” for all individuals which means it applies in all circumstances and as an “Absolute Right” it should not be breached, restricted, curtailed or limited in any … Continue reading

#SWSCmedia Summary of "Social Work in Media" debate @SWSCmedia on 21-Feb-2012

Thank you everyone for joining us in our debate yesterday. Our grateful appreciation and gratitude to Annie Hudson (Director of Children and Young People’s Services), Peter Holt (Communications Director at Bristol City Council), and Julia Walton (Media Officer for Bristol City Council) for inspiring us with BBC’s “Protecting Our Children” and for joining us and … Continue reading

#SWSCmedia Summary of “Social Work in Media” debate @SWSCmedia on 21-Feb-2012

Thank you everyone for joining us in our debate yesterday. Our grateful appreciation and gratitude to Annie Hudson (Director of Children and Young People’s Services), Peter Holt (Communications Director at Bristol City Council), and Julia Walton (Media Officer for Bristol City Council) for inspiring us with BBC’s “Protecting Our Children” and for joining us and … Continue reading

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