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What is in store for Social Work and Social Care in 2012? (Twitter Debate 2012-01-10)


Welcome to the first of our weekly debates for 2012. It was excellent to see the rapidly growing number and range of our participants and we would like to Thank You all for your great participation. Last Tuesday’s debate was as rich and exciting as always with participants coming from ten different countries: Australia, Canada, Indonesia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, UK and US, and ranging form students, to practitioners, advocacy groups, users of service, academics, researchers, and allied professionals.

The discussions centered around the prospects of social work and social care in 2012, and it was excellent to see such a global perspective and diverse range of opinions in relation to the prospects, challenges and opportunities for social work and social care in 2012.

As usual there were many important and valuable points raised and discussed by participants. Below are some of the tweets from the debate.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Tweeteraties and Twitter Ambassadors for last year and announce that we are currently in the process of selecting new Tweeteraties and Twitter Ambassadors for 2012. We have several initiatives and projects that will be launched this year. So if you would like to cooperate with us in those initiatives/projects please contact us @SWSCmedia.

In the meantime, we would like to welcome Dr. Neil Thompson to our Panel of Experts. The full list of our Expert Panel members (in alphabetic order) is as follows:

  • Dr. Karen Adshead (Programme Leader Graduate Programme and International Social Work at UEL);
  • Dr. Claudia Bernard (Head of Department and Social Work Programme Leader Goldsmiths University of London);
  • Nick Berbiers (Social Care Interim Manager)
  • Dr. Harry Ferguson (Professor of Social Work Nottingham University)
  • George Julian (Director at RIPFA – Research in Practice for Adults).
  • Dr. David Lawlor (Head of Social Work programme and Principal Consultant at Tavistock);
  • Dr. Malcolm Payne (Policy and Development Officer St. Christopher’s Hospice)
  • Jackie Rafferty (Director Social Policy and Social Work HEA);
  • Dr. Nancy Smyth (Dean School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, State University of New York);
  • Dr. Neil Thompson (Renowned Author, Training Facilitator, Consultant and Speaker);
  • Dr. Martin Webber (Senior Lecturer and Social Work Programme Leader at King’s College);
  • Prof. Sue White (from University of Birmingham);

Do not hesitate to invite your colleagues, peers, classmates, or other professionals and interested parties and/or organisations to our weekly debates every Tuesday at 20:00 GMT / 15:00 EST.

We look forward to hearing form all of you who would like be involved in our work/projects @SWSCmedia and become our Tweeteraties and Twitter Ambassadors.

Below are some of the tweets from Twitter Debate on Tuesday, 10 January 2012.

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

We would like to thank our sponsor & partner: The Goldsmiths University of London & look forward for an Excellent 2012. #SWSCmedia

13 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

We would like to thank our partner & sponsor: The Open University & look forward for an Excellent 2012. #SWSCmedia

12 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

We would like to thank our partner & sponsor: The University of East London & look forward for an Excellent 2012. #SWSCmedia

11 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

We would like to thank our Twitteraties & Twitter Ambassadors for 2011 & look forward to an Excellent 2012. #SWSCmedia

9 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

We would like to welcome Dr. Neil Thompson as a new member of our expert panel & look forward to an Excellent 2012. #SWSCmedia

9 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

Welcome to our first debate for 2012. Hope you had a Wonderful Festive Season & Wish you a Fabulous & Prosperous 2012. #SWSCmedia

9 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

We’ll be selecting our new list of Twitteraties & Twitter Ambassadors for 2012. So if U wish to join the list tweet & retweet :-) #SWSCmedia

8 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@NickBerbiers @Oscarbsw @SWSCmedia watch the hashtag #swscmedia and let the fun start

8 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@SWSCmedia WOW Dr. Neil Thompson the man’s a legend #SWSCmedia Mr. Thompson Sir

8 minutes ago 

lillieputian Lillieputian

@SWSCmedia what a lovely welcome, hello everyone #swscmedia

7 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia good evening all

7 minutes ago 

GoddenJoe Joe Godden

#swscmedia hi everyone Joe Godden

7 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia Ruth C. Major concern Welfare Reform Bill and Health and Social Care Bill. Also new adult sc white paper in Spring.

6 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia #otalk I am Helen I am an OT, in social care. Going to try and keep up with both discussions this evening. Wish me luck.

6 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

Hello Everyone #SWSCmedia really good question.

6 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia some challenges are healthcare, immigration and older adults in the workplace #swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

In your view & experience: What are some of the pending issues or challenges in #socialwork & #socialcare in 2012 #SWSCmedia

6 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@ProfSocialWork @NickBerbiers @Oscarbsw @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Here I am, what do I do?

5 minutes ago 

GoddenJoe Joe Godden

#swscmedia a lot will depend on the course of the health and social care bill and the path it takes re health service reform / integration

5 minutes ago 

claireOT Claire OT

RT @Helen_otuk#SWSCmedia #otalk Going to try and keep up with both discussions this evening. Wish me luck. < bRAVE LADY! LOL!

5 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia how we can promote integration/collaboration when gov policy is for competition n privatisation where winner takes all

5 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

#SWSCmedia concerned about cuts and the negative #SocialWorkimage that continues. When is it going 2 be addressed?

5 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@SWSCmedia Challanges: Budget cuts, staff cuts, changes in disability benefit, change in adoption process #swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

@Helen_otuk Welcome… What are some of the pending issues or challenges in #socialwork & #socialcare in 2012 #SWSCmedia

5 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

Good evening everyone #swscmedia @SWSCmedia

5 minutes ago 

GoddenJoe Joe Godden

#swscmedia sorry Ruth we said the same things, concern that Dilnot going to be kicked into long grass – again

4 minutes ago 

bonklesoul davidmckendrick

@SWSCmedia Increased pressure on front line staff from regulation and inspection #SWSCmedia

4 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

#SWSCmedia also @CollegeofSW launched last week & I mean really very little info etc etc. not a good way to start the year or a new College?

4 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

I think yr main challenge – as always! – is how to change the negative image n raise the profile of the profession #swscmedia

4 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia – challenges for OT in social care all of the mentioned issues and integration with health what will our role look like

4 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@SWSCmedia The financial cuts are making a big impact already. Don’t see it improving in 2012 #swscmedia

3 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@anthonyjwarren Just jump in #SWSCMedia @ProfSocialWork@Oscarbsw @SWSCmedia

3 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@essex_ehsc @SWSCmedia Hiya Ross #SWSCmedia welcome

3 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@ProfSocialWork @SWSCmedia Thanks! Good to see everyone :) #swscmedia

2 minutes ago 

sangeeta_k Sangeeta

@SWSCmedia @SWSCmedia the damning cuts and the changes that will take place with the new reform bill #SWSCmedia

1 minute ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@SWSCmedia #swscmedia as a NQSW I would say caseload as i haven’t really got into much just yet

2 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia I see big issues with staff moral and cuts looking like more merging/blurring of roles?

1 minute ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia do we fight for our SU’s team field to the disadvantage of others or try to fight for all

1 minute ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

Agree! RT @ProfSocialWork: I think yr main challenge is how to change the negative image n raise the profile of the profession #swscmedia

1 minute ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia As people on Benefits are pilloried so are we who work with them. Much good work but no-one shouts about it (we try in BASW).

1 minute ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia good evening all

35 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@Theresauno hear hear #SWSCmedia Neg. image needs 2 B addressed have u seen J Hemming comments about the sector “twaddle and psychobabble”

57 seconds ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

#Socialwork is coming home in 2012. We are in the business of reclaiming our profession, and we WILL succeed #SWSCMedia

43 seconds ago Favorite Retweet Reply

GoddenJoe Joe Godden

#swscmedia hi everyone Joe Godden

35 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia Ruth C. Major concern Welfare Reform Bill and Health and Social Care Bill. Also new adult sc white paper in Spring.

34 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

Hello Everyone #SWSCmedia really good question.

34 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia #otalk I am Helen I am an OT, in social care. Going to try and keep up with both discussions this evening. Wish me luck.

34 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

In your view & experience: What are some of the pending issues or challenges in #socialwork & #socialcare in 2012 #SWSCmedia

33 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia some challenges are healthcare, immigration and older adults in the workplace #swscmedia

33 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia how we can promote integration/collaboration when gov policy is for competition n privatisation where winner takes all

33 minutes ago 

GoddenJoe Joe Godden

#swscmedia a lot will depend on the course of the health and social care bill and the path it takes re health service reform / integration

33 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@ProfSocialWork @NickBerbiers @Oscarbsw @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Here I am, what do I do?

33 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

#SWSCmedia concerned about cuts and the negative #SocialWorkimage that continues. When is it going 2 be addressed?

33 minutes ago 

claireOT Claire OT

RT @Helen_otuk#SWSCmedia #otalk Going to try and keep up with both discussions this evening. Wish me luck. < bRAVE LADY! LOL!

33 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@SWSCmedia Challanges: Budget cuts, staff cuts, changes in disability benefit, change in adoption process #swscmedia

33 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

#SWSCmedia also @CollegeofSW launched last week & I mean really very little info etc etc. not a good way to start the year or a new College?

32 minutes ago 

GoddenJoe Joe Godden

#swscmedia sorry Ruth we said the same things, concern that Dilnot going to be kicked into long grass – again

32 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

Good evening everyone #swscmedia @SWSCmedia

33 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

Welcome… What are some of the pending issues or challenges in #socialwork & #socialcare in 2012 #SWSCmedia

33 minutes ago 

bonklesoul davidmckendrick

@SWSCmedia Increased pressure on front line staff from regulation and inspection #SWSCmedia

31 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

I think yr main challenge – as always! – is how to change the negative image n raise the profile of the profession #swscmedia

31 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia – challenges for OT in social care all of the mentioned issues and integration with health what will our role look like

31 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut 0

@essex_ehsc @SWSCmedia Hiya Ross #SWSCmedia welcome

31 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@SWSCmedia The financial cuts are making a big impact already. Don’t see it improving in 2012 #swscmedia

31 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@anthonyjwarren Just jump in #SWSCMedia @ProfSocialWork@Oscarbsw @SWSCmedia

31 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@ProfSocialWork @SWSCmedia Thanks! Good to see everyone :) #swscmedia

30 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@SWSCmedia #swscmedia as a NQSW I would say caseload as i haven’t really got into much just yet

29 minutes ago 

sangeeta_k Sangeeta

@SWSCmedia @SWSCmedia the damning cuts and the changes that will take place with the new reform bill #SWSCmedia

30 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia do we fight for our SU’s team field to the disadvantage of others or try to fight for all

29 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCmedia I see big issues with staff moral and cuts looking like more merging/blurring of roles?

29 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

Agree! RT @ProfSocialWork: I think yr main challenge is how to change the negative image n raise the profile of the profession #swscmedia

29 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia As people on Benefits are pilloried so are we who work with them. Much good work but no-one shouts about it (we try in BASW).

29 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@Theresauno hear hear #SWSCmedia Neg. image needs 2 B addressed have u seen J Hemming comments about the sector “twaddle and psychobabble”

28 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

#Socialwork is coming home in 2012. We are in the business of reclaiming our profession, and we WILL succeed #SWSCMedia

28 minutes ago 

sangeeta_k Sangeeta

@SWSCmedia Also, PR. It’s important in these tough times to raise the profile of the profession #swscmedia

28 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@NickBerbiers @anthonyjwarren @Oscarbsw @SWSCmedia Yea, that’s what I do – Just go for it! #SWSCmedia

28 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@swscmedia How to make sw are stronger and more influential body of people. Can’t see college of sw doing it #swscmedia

27 minutes ago 

nqobilentekade NqobileNtekade

@SWSCmedia funds are still a challenge for NPO/NGO’s #swscmedia

27 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@ProfSocialWork @Theresauno Fed up of getting a look of horror and dismay when i tell people i’m doing social work! #swscmedia

27 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia I also think there’s a need for job stability for recent MSW grads #swscmedia

26 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia dont waste time fighting bigots like Hemming its the mainstream we need tbh we need Daily Mail on our side

26 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@NickBerbiers like your idea of reclaiming sw nick. #swscmedia

26 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@Helen_otuk Staff moral is a big one and again and we need support from MP not wrong information. #SWSCmedia

26 minutes ago

ajacob200 Ashley J

@ProfSocialWork @Theresauno *studying #swscmedia

26 minutes ago 

McLikey McLikey

@ajacob200 @ProfSocialWork @Theresauno Me too! #swscmedia

25 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

It is a tale of two cities – darkness and light. It is the best of times and the worst of times. The fight is on! #SWSCMedia

26 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@SWSCmedia Finding a way to bind social workers as a profession which will allow us to push it the way we want it to go! #swscmedia

25 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@sunbubbles28 Totally agree! RT: I also think there’s a need for job stability for recent MSW grads #swscmedia

25 minutes ago 

sangeeta_k Sangeeta

@ajacob200 Ha that is so true! #swscmedia

24 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia we need to get Tory voters on our side loss of seats is only fear Gov will respond too

24 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

*Sits at the back looking shame-faced with the other latecomers* :o)@swscmedia #swscmedia

24 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia Reuth C. Try reading Sonia Poulter on Mail Online – she’s really enlightened! Amazing, I know!

24 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@ProfSocialWork sws aren’t ever likely to get much support outside the ‘profession’. need to be stronger ourselves. Self organise #swscmedia

24 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@secretsw TY. We CAN succeed. #SWSCMedia

24 minutes ago 

McLikey McLikey

@vickydixon @SWSCmedia Could Twitter potentially be a platform for this? #swscmedia

24 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

@ProfSocialWork Yes but he ‘has seen the injustices’!! That helps! #swscmedia

24 minutes ago 

ManishaMahen Manisha Patel

#SWSCmedia hello all & a very special ‘good evening’ to Dr. Thompson.

23 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@ajacob200 @ProfSocialWork @Theresauno @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Yes I have that too. I fear telling people what I do as they seem to run away.

24 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

Agree RT @ProfSocialWork@Helen_otuk Staff moral is a big one and again and we need support from MP not wrong information. #SWSCmedia

23 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia the field of socialwork needs to be better recognized&respected as a profession.It takes hardwork and great dedication #swscmedia

23 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#swscmedia Ruth C Sign Pat’s petition (see Broken of Britain and publicity re their Spartacus Report) about disabled people and Benefits.

23 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@sangeeta_k @SWSCmedia Hear Hear completely agree. Lots of ppl agree about image needed 2 B raised. #SWSCmedia What can we 2 change things?

22 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@McLikey yes twitter definitely a platform and other social media. #swscmedia

22 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

Please make sure to use #swscmedia in your tweets. You may wish to add @SWSCmedia in your tweets as well.

22 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

RT ‘@vickydixon @SWSCmedia Could Twitter potentially be a platform for this? #swscmedia‘ – Its at least the start I hope!

22 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@ManishaMahen the man that gave us the Thompson Model WOW #SWSCmedia

22 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@sangeeta_k @ajacob200 And it’s also a badge of honour! You do what most cannot and cannot face. You are heroes and heroines.#SWSCMedia

21 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@McLikey @vickydixon @SWSCmedia I think Twitter would be a great platform #SWSCmedia 2 unite and promote positive image.

21 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

@McLikey @ajacob200 @ProfSocialWork I honestly don’t think majority of general public no or understand S/W only hear propaganda #swscmedia

21 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

RT @McLikey ‘@vickydixon @SWSCmedia Good idea, has huge potential’ #swscmedia

20 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@GoddenJoe @sunbubbles28 @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Ooh, i’m a NQSW and have 2 interviews next week. fingers crossed.

20 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@NickBerbiers @sangeeta_k @ajacob200 agree. Most people see it as great I do cp. couldn’t do it themselves #swscmedia

20 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

Many Great points. How do you think these challenges will affect #Socialwork & #SocialCare & its services + image? #SWSCmedia

20 minutes ago 

Helen_otuk Helen OTUK

#SWSCMedia I would like to see more positive collaboration to show how OT & SW can work best together not merge our roles.

20 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@Theresauno @McLikey @ProfSocialWork Or Social Work is understood as being “taking kids away” no, not always… #swscmedia

20 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@anthonyjwarren @GoddenJoe @sunbubbles28 @SWSCmediaGood Luck. Just Tweet Me & we can do a mock interview #SWSCmedia

19 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@Theresauno @McLikey @ajacob200 @ProfSocialWork This is very true. Always the negatives that get published 2. #swscmedia@SWSCmedia

19 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia Ruth C. Morale really good point. Low morale and being ground down and not valued makes us less able to stand up for selves.

19 minutes ago 

ManishaMahen Manisha Patel

#SWSCmedia part of the social work reform to ensure good placements, but placements are very scarce. The new future for #socialworkstudents?

19 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@McLikey @ProfSocialWork #SWSCmedia @goddenjoe @mclikeyTotally agree – the power is there we just need a user friendly way to harness it

18 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

@ProfSocialWork @sangeeta_k @SWSCmedia A series of gud ‘fly on the wall’ docs – need 2 show S/Ws r human! #confidentialityissue? #swscmedia

18 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@secretsw @NickBerbiers @sangeeta_k @ajacob200 Agree #SWSCmedia well said Mr. Berbiers

18 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@McLikey @ProfSocialWork #SWSCmedia @goddenjoe @mclikeyThis is the start I think!

18 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia we have to push how SW’s fight for ppl with disability/disadvantage become advocates a true SW role twitter can play a part

18 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia my concern once I’m in grad school is being able to work/gain exp in SW knowing it will help me in job opptys #swscmedia

18 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@ajacob200 @Theresauno @McLikey @ProfSocialWork Taking kids away AND not putting enough kids thru adoption #catch22 #swscmedia

17 minutes ago 

McLikey McLikey

@essex_ehsc @Theresauno @ajacob200 @ProfSocialWork Yes, where are the stories on the lives saved, improved, protected etc..? #swscmedia

17 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

Every opinion poll of last 20 years has shown huge public support for social work. The public get it. Political arena the problem #SWSCMedia

17 minutes ago 

nqobilentekade NqobileNtekade

@SWSCmedia social work has a redtape, for social workers to raise fund for org. Not good #swscmedia

16 minutes ago 

rhidianhughes Rhidian Hughes

Raising the status of #socialcare is what this is all about – both social care workers and social workers #swscmedia

16 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@SWSCmedia Social Workers could be portrayed to not do enough, when infact its a lack of resources which restricts them #swscmedia

16 minutes ago 

hiljoyh Hil

@SWSCmedia I’m finding people r becoming more positive about SW role – some recognition that we do a difficult & much needed job#swscmedia

16 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@vickydixon @McLikey @goddenjoe @mclikey yes & v good ones who r good advocates. Esp ones that come to the debate have confidence #swscmedia

16 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@McLikey @profsocialwork @vickydixon @SWSCmedia so how about setting up a sw social media coop? #swscmedia

16 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@NickBerbiers #swscmedia How on earth do we tackle political arena and get past the fact that we need investment. ££ always the dealbreaker!

15 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia Ruth C. In adult social care SWs often not valued. Could influence thru white paper?

15 minutes ago 

ManishaMahen Manisha Patel

#SWSCmedia part of the social work reform to ensure good placements, but placements r scarce. New future for #socialworkstudents@SWSCmedia

15 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@rhidianhughes Agree fully another #SocialWorker concerned about our image and raising our image #Swscmedia

15 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@McLikey @Theresauno @ajacob200 @ProfSocialWork Exactly.. Being very much on the ‘front line’ in my role. This is what I see #swscmedia

15 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

@NickBerbiers Support Nick yes – but do they really understand what S/Ws do n the range of skills/knowledge they have? #swscmedia

15 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@secretsw @McLikey @vickydixon @SWSCmedia @ajacob200@mclikey a social media coop sounds good to me #swscmedia

14 minutes ago 

jenipurpleness Jeni Acelas

@ajacob200 @SWSCmedia @ProfSocialWork @Theresauno #swscmedia yeah SW gets such a bad rap, we desperately need a imagine consultant.

14 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia This may be off topic but I’m working on my personal statement now&I don’t have SW exp. I hope that won’t hinder me. #swscmedia

13 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@ManishaMahen @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Yes indeed. I only got mine through word of mouth of a colleague who respected previously working w me.

13 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

Bypass political arena. Sw has not hit to gain by engaging in politics. But look at ukuncut and occupy. Those models work. #swscmedia

13 minutes ago 

McLikey McLikey

@secretsw @profsocialwork @vickydixon @SWSCmedia Sounds Good, how would that be achieved and what do u think it would look like? #swscmedia

13 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@Theresauno @NickBerbiers #swscmedia I doubt it! I had no idea before I considered a career and even that was still slightly askew!!

13 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@vickydixon Well frankly and personal opinion, we begin by getting rid of this utterly amoral, disgraceful, disgusting government #SWSCMedia

13 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

@Theresauno #SWSCmedia Ruth C. Sometimes we’re not good at explaining ourselves. We do so much!

12 minutes ago 

mithransamuel Mithran Samuel

#swscmedia @CommunityCare‘s 2012 predictionscommunitycare.co.uk/Articles/23/12… – no #Dilnot, personal budget target change, Collegegate, more care cases

12 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@Theresauno @NickBerbiers I don’t know what exactly is the problem but know that the tabloids make things difficult for us. #swscmedia

12 minutes ago 

nqobilentekade NqobileNtekade

@SWSCmedia social workers have to raise funds for their org. At the same time must attend to their casework, workloads #swscmedia

12 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@rhidianhughes @SWSCmedia #swscmedia aah I used to be a children’s resi care worker – no respect from SWs so I became a SW wanting to better

12 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@Theresauno @NickBerbiers I sincerely doubt that much is understood. #swscmedia @SWSCmedia

12 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

I believe u need a very pro-active separate media dept – sole purpose to luk at raisin profile S/Ws already swamped in caseloads!#swscmedia

12 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@NickBerbiers Lol & Hear, Hear! #swscmedia

12 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@secretsw they work but #socialworkers don’t stand together! Too much in-fighting #swscmedia

11 minutes ago 

Oscarbsw Thabo Oscar Mafa

@SWSCmedia what do you think is the reason the financial support cuts for this profession? #SWSCmedia

11 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

@sunbubbles28 #SWSCmedia Need to show you’ve worked with people voluntary or paid and/or had family experience of SW type issues

11 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

Lots of challenges and difficulties. Do you think there are any opportunities or positive developments that may occur in 2012? #swscmedia

11 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@anthonyjwarren @rhidianhughes @SWSCmedia Thats what I’m involved with but Im finding more mutual respect now. Not always, but.. #swscmedia

10 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia @vickydixon we can only get rid by convincing floaters n Torys that the cuts r damaging honest decent ppl eg Spartacus report

10 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@Theresauno No, not really, and they don’t really want to – we are the conscience of society, they don’t want the detail. #SWSCMedia

10 minutes ago 

hiljoyh Hil

@GoddenJoe @SWSCmedia agreed I used 2 *shamefacedly* fudge the question when asked what I did until I could gauge the reaction #swscmedia

9 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@ProfSocialWork enough right minded social workers do stand together though. I think enough to make a difference. #swscmedia

9 minutes ago 

bonklesoul davidmckendrick

@SWSCmedia Social Work’s use of social media builds relationships, gives permission to say what you think #swscmedia

9 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

@ProfSocialWork @secretsw #SWSCmedia Don’t agree – infighting only involves very few. Most SWs stay out of it.

9 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@McLikey @secretsw @profsocialwork #SWSCmedia I have no idea, this is a good forum for ideas, debates and sharing. too many technophobes?

8 minutes ago 

ajacob200 Ashley J

@SWSCmedia Only really if the GVMT re-evaluate funding, or consult the public more e.g. really taking notice of #spartacusreport #swscmedia

8 minutes ago 

Andrew_Ellery Andrew Ellery

@SWSCmedia I think we need to make 2012 our year, get our heads togetherr and show the importance of #socialwork #swscmedia

7 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

#SWSCmedia @mithransamuel @CommunityCare Feel depressed. How bad do things need to get before SWs rise up, be assertive?

7 minutes ago 

hiljoyh Hil

@SWSCmedia SWs may become more political & aware of wider issues – time to become more radical! #swscmedia

6 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@SWSCmedia There are opportunities at every turn. We just need to make the most of them #swscmedia

6 minutes ago 

sunbubbles28 Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia I’m curious to see how politics (especially in US) will affect SW and policy. #swscmedia

6 minutes ago 

saeedmehbub SMP

@SWSCmedia hopefully more SWIF placements. If it wasn’t for the SWIF program, I wouldn’t be working as a s/w #swscmedia

6 minutes ago 

nqobilentekade NqobileNtekade

@Oscarbsw lack of business skills to social workers could be #swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia not too hopefull but need Cof SW to get a good media unit push SW into mainstream media

5 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@ManishaMahen @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Yes, it seems that our own personal networking and good practice found our placements. Well done!

6 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

@Andrew_Ellery @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Maybe SWs and social care could ally with service user led orgs

5 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@Andrew_Ellery @SWSCmedia Absolutely! Social work is coming home! #SWSCMedia

5 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

@BASW_UK @ProfSocialWork @secretsw ‘Most S/Ws stay out of a lot – work below the radar hence a lack of understandin of profession #swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@BASW_UK @mithransamuel @CommunityCare Are SW’s allowed to be assertive? I hear a great deal about ‘checking with managers’ #swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

McLikey McLikey

@vickydixon @secretsw @profsocialwork or is it SWrs not knowing this here or feeling scared to share opinion or not having time?#swscmedia

3 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@444blackcat somewhere someone needs to start doing social media the right way for #SocialWorkers #SWSCmedia

4 minutes ago 

BASW_UK BASW

@hiljoyh @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Hope so. Could be strong together.

3 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@essex_ehsc @BASW_UK @mithransamuel @CommunityCareYes really big problem. #Swscmedia again nothing really clear regarding social media

3 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@BASW_UK @mithransamuel @CommunityCare We get our shit together or we will die as a profession. It’s that simple. #SWSCMedia

3 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

@ProfSocialWork #swscmedia agreed but do frontline SW’s have time skills energy to do it?

3 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@essex_ehsc @BASW_UK @mithransamuel @CommunityCare I think that #SWSCmedia forum is a good one and a good way to push things forward 4 SW

3 minutes ago 

Andrew_Ellery Andrew Ellery

@BASW_UK @SWSCmedia I think we should. Don’t need to take ourselves too seriously (will also help raise our profile positively) #SWSCmedia

2 minutes ago 

hiljoyh Hil

@GoddenJoe @SWSCmedia I think peep realising that we are all destined to become service users as most hoping to reach old age #swscmedia

2 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@McLikey @vickydixon @profsocialwork most sws petrified to say what they think. United we must stand. Protection in numbers #swscmedia

2 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@McLikey @secretsw @profsocialwork All of those plus the fear of getting in trouble, not seeking help for fear of ridicule #swscmedia

2 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@essex_ehsc @BASW_UK @mithransamuel @CommunityCareWe need 2 just do it! Push forward and use social media other professions are. #swscmedia

2 minutes ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

How abt the pending legislations in different countries? In your view What will come of these? How will they change SW/SC in 2012 #SWSCmedia

1 minute ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@essex_ehsc @B@SWSCmedia #swscmedia ASW_UK@mithransamuel @CommunityCare Yes, it’s either use your initiative, or why didn’t you ask first?

1 minute ago 

Andrew_Ellery Andrew Ellery

@NickBerbiers @SWSCmedia we just need 2 believe that we can be the force behind change. Who needs a politician to create change?!#SWSCMedia

1 minute ago 

Oscarbsw Thabo Oscar Mafa

@Nqobilentekande how do think we can instill the culture of learning that skills in our societies? #swscmedia

1 minute ago 

BASW_UK BASW

@ProfSocialWork @444blackcat #SWSCmedia Doing my best! Was on BBC News channel and Radio 5 last week re letter in Telegraph re social care

46 seconds ago 

ManishaMahen Manisha Patel

@Andrew_Ellery @NickBerbiers @SWSCmedia we have to be the change and be the new force of new and positive direction! #SWSCmedia @SWSCmedia

5 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@444blackcat yes practical point #swscmedia & these debates are a step in the right direction. It feels like SW coming 2gether with vision

5 minutes ago 

anthonyjwarren anthonyjwarren

@secretsw @McLikey @vickydixon @profsocialwork@SWSCmedia #swscmedia my exp is if you speak out, you alienate yourself – job cuts looming

5 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

@secretsw @McLikey @vickydixon @profsocialwork True! It is also the silence that has lead to the ‘them n us’ image #swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

Andrew_Ellery Andrew Ellery

@GoddenJoe @SWSCmedia yup. Good vision, good strategy, and anything is achievable! Sounds idealistic, but always worth a try #SWSCmedia

5 minutes ago 

nqobilentekade NqobileNtekade

@SWSCmedia NGO/NPO’s have to raise their own funds, because the subsidy from gov. Cannot cover all the running cost of the org. #swscmedia

4 minutes ago 

essex_ehsc Ross Spencer

@anthonyjwarren @mithransamuel @CommunityCare Then you use your initiative and still get asked why you didn’t ask.. Frustrating.#swscmedia

5 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@Oscarbsw @Nqobilentekande Agree & can be linked to our image and enhancing it #swscmedia & these debates create knowledge & sharing

4 minutes ago 

444blackcat bc

#swscmedia concern is that Soc/enterprises will fragment SW even more will be fighting for funding which is linked too individuals

5 minutes ago 

Andrew_Ellery Andrew Ellery

@ManishaMahen @NickBerbiers exactly, no-one else knows #socialwork or #socialcare better than those doing it or receiving it #SWSCmedia

4 minutes ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@anthonyjwarren @secretsw @McLikey @profsocialwork #SWSCmedia Screwed if you do, screwed if you dont?@NickBerbiers

3 minutes ago 

secretsw secret social worker

@vickydixon @mclikey @profsocialwork then it’s about getting people organised and testing involved and proactive #swscmedia

3 minutes ago 

nqobilentekade NqobileNtekade

@Oscarbsw of course through workshops/training to social workers#swscmedia

3 minutes ago 

Theresauno Theresa Gallacher

There is too much unrealistic pressure on S/Ws to NEVER get anything wrong – not on other professionals eg surgeons?#swscmedia

2 minutes ago 

NickBerbiers Nick Berbiers

@Oscarbsw @Nqobilentekande All forms of social work are also social education. We can teach and instil the learning culture #SWSCMedia

2 minutes ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@Theresauno @secretsw @McLikey @vickydixon Yes the silence is a BIG problem. We need a media strategy & a media vision #SWSCmedia

3 minutes ago 

ManishaMahen Manisha Patel

@vanessamac @SWSCmedia Is there going to be a supply and demand rating of #Socialworkers? Also ‘licensing’ out of the window too? #SWSCmedia

2 minutes ago 

sangeeta_k Sangeeta

@Andrew_Ellery @ManishaMahen Be the change you wish to see. #SWSCmedia

1 minute ago 

ProfSocialWork From The Gut

@secretsw @vickydixon @mclikey Yes, vision, strategy, achievable goals & inclusion = good socialmedia 4 SW. Not exclusion games! #swscmedia

1 minute ago 

bonklesoul davidmckendrick

@SWSCmedia SNP are “lighter touch” Think legislation relating to FOI and surveillance may have impact #swscmedia

1 minute ago 

SWSCmedia SWSCmedia

How do you think the current pending legislation will affect #socialwork & #socialcare as well as your work in 2012? #SWSCmedia @SWSCmedia

1 minute ago 

vickydixon SW Student

@Andrew_Ellery @ManishaMahen @NickBerbiers True. Yet workers are scapegoated & our s-users stereotyped. its a mountain to climb #swscmedia

1 minute ago 

Andrew_Ellery Andrew Ellery

@444blackcat individuals can do that. Look @ psychology+medicine. They do it.Need friendly image + not b over serious bout stuff #SWSCmedia

1 minute ago 

anthonyjwarrenajwarren

@vanessamac @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Ive found that already being emp by council gives access to internal jobs not adv externally.

10 Jan

ScottDuffyScott Duffy

@SWSCmedia I am not frightened of PBR or public sector cuts, I will work harder and smarter for my clients…

10 Jan

ajacob200Ashley J

@SWSCmedia @Theresauno Too true. You can’t be right all the time. Yet Social Workers are expected to almost know everything? #swscmedia

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@SWSCmedia part of raising the image should be about educating the public about our role #swscmedia & featuring socialworkers doing good.

10 Jan

DavyBroonDavy Broon

@sunbubbles28 @SWSCmedia what’s the future for MSW courses? I know some are to be no more, what about rest of country?

10 Jan

vanessamacVanessa MacDonald

@anthonyjwarren @swscmedia yes but the problem is that you have to get within that barrier that is like an exclusive club to the rest of us.

10 Jan

anthonyjwarrenajwarren

@vanessamac @SWSCmedia #swscmedia Oh I know. so unfair. But, there are also jobs being sidestepped internally w/out being adv – also unfair!

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

@ScottDuffy That’s excellent, but should we not do anything about cuts? #swscmedia @SWSCmedia

10 Jan

rhidianhughesRhidian Hughes

@ProfSocialWork @SWSCmedia ‘wot no royal college’???

10 Jan

DavyBroonDavy Broon

@AliceSmurf do you read @SWSCmedia debates? Happening now, you should!

10 Jan

vanessamacVanessa MacDonald

@anthonyjwarren @swscmedia for sure! & what about qualifications? Some say get an #msw while others say a #bsw is fine. There is no guidance

10 Jan

TheresaunoTheresa Gallacher

@ajacob200 @SWSCmedia Absolutely, and the higher they r the harder they fall – unrealistic expectations from public n selves! #swscmedia

10 Jan

ScottDuffyScott Duffy

@SWSCmedia Absolutely! Occupy and Uncut have led the way and we and our other public sector colleague should follow.

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@rhidianhughes @SWSCmedia Ha Ha the College Saga let’s write a book Mate?

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia are agencies supporting evidence based practice? Willing to allow for staff time to do he research?

10 Jan

ScottDuffyScott Duffy

@SWSCmedia However, we should not be defeatist and allow ourselves to try less…

10 Jan

vanessamacVanessa MacDonald

@SWSCmedia im scared of canadas way of dealing with budget. Cuts everywhere here. More $ for prisons than edu/health/poverty/crimeprev./etc

10 Jan

hiljoyhHil

@SWSCmedia @ScottDuffy we need to do all we can to fight cuts – remember poll tax? If you’re old enough😉 We can stop this! #swscmedia

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia Just heard a webinar on case loads. Recommend 30% on paperwork and meetings and 70% direct client time.

10 Jan

ScottDuffyScott Duffy

@hiljoyh @SWSCmedia Haha, just about old enough! Fight we should collectively against the gmnt and as individuals for our clients….

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia legislation in which country?

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

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10 Jan

@ProfSocialWork favorited your Tweets

9 Jan:

@crogger2011 Hope U’re well & TY for spreading the word. Best Wishes for the new job & the week ahead.🙂 cc: @SWhopeful @ProfSocialWork

10 Jan:

Should be more radical? If yes what does that mean? Should we adopt a #occupy type of movement? If yes how? #swscmedia

vanessamacVanessa MacDonald

@SWSCmedia another concern is HAVING to take a job despite ur morals & beliefs because u cant survive without $$.Where do you the draw line?

10 Jan

@ProfSocialWork retweeted you

10 Jan:

Should be more radical? If yes what does that mean? Should we adopt a #occupy type of movement? If yes how? #swscmedia

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@SWSCmedia I am all for radical & would be happy 2 support movements that are planned on Twitter for #socialwork #SWSCmedia

10 Jan

anthonyjwarrenajwarren

@ProfSocialWork @secretsw @SWSCmedia #swscmedia indeed

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia provincial funding cuts and freezes means that some workers will get their contracted raises at the cost of lay offs.

10 Jan

ajacob200Ashley J

@SWSCmedia Always try to present professional image and spread the word of “good” social work🙂 #swscmedia

10 Jan

DavyBroonDavy Broon

@ProfSocialWork @swscmedia here here

10 Jan

vanessamacVanessa MacDonald

@SWSCmedia i feel as a #socialworker i am in no mans land of opportunity.I have to shift gaze&values to find my place within the profession

10 Jan

secretswsecret social worker

@ajacob200 @swscmedia good social work for a good society. #swscmedia

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@ajacob200 @SWSCmedia yes & we need to start doing this in a more structure way. What do you think @swscmedia U up for it? #swscmedia

10 Jan

vanessamacVanessa MacDonald

@SWSCmedia change the dialogue! Educate and change how People talk to stop perpetuated mental, physical, and emotional violence!

10 Jan

bonklesouldavidmckendrick

@SWSCmedia Reduce the focus on “product” and promote the benfits of “process” #swscmedia

10 Jan

GoddenJoeJoe Godden

@secretsw @ajacob200 @swscmedia I like that

10 Jan

hiljoyhHil

@SWSCmedia radical = politically aware, relationship based, people focused, prepared to stand up and fight #swscmedia

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@SWSCmedia @DavyBroon #SWSCmedia Seen as too many NQs and too few placements so courses closing. Not sure that’s right

10 Jan

TransSocWkStudZaac

@SWSCmedia I think social workers need to place more emphasis on the social justice aspect of the procession, take it seriously #swscmedia

10 Jan

TransSocWkStudZaac

@SWSCmedia I cringe when people refer to SWers only as a bunch of bleeding hearts. We can and should be more active, radical #swscmedia

10 Jan

rhidianhughesRhidian Hughes

@SWSCmedia The answer to your question is socialwork #socialcare leadership across the whole sector

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Mithran, BASW and members good on issues. Why no calls from Com Care for a month tho used to get 2 or 3 a week?

10 Jan

hiljoyhHil

RT @ProfSocialWork @SWSCmedia I am all for radical & would be happy 2 support movements that are planned on Twitter #SWSCmedia – me too!

10 Jan

ToniTaylorMSWToni

@SWSCmedia I’m looking at how sw can engage with Critical Race Theory and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Steps beyond “multiculturalism”

10 Jan

secretswsecret social worker

@TransSocWkStud @swscmedia absolutely. Social work is nothing without being underpinned by social justice #swscmedia

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@SWSCmedia Proposal 4 future debate – a media strategy run by socialworkers for socialworkers? Something socialworkers drive from bottom up?

10 Jan

jaimeelewisjaimee lewis

. @mithransamuel @SWSCmedia Possible positives real #personalisation for ppl with complex needs >> a goal @TLAP1 & others are striving for

10 Jan

TransSocWkStudZaac

@SWSCmedia The beauty about this is that opportunities for activism exist on all levels if you know how to look for it. #swscmedia

10 Jan

GoddenJoeJoe Godden

@SWSCmedia uplifiting comments everyone

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia as a contrast to my public funded SW job I worked for private sector as SW and focus on profit led to decreased quality of care

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@TransSocWkStud @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Agree. Allied with service users.

10 Jan

OscarbswThabo Oscar Mafa

@SWSCmedia we are prepare to stand up and fight for what is right #swscmedia

10 Jan

ajacob200Ashley J

@SWSCmedia Look into new ways of learning to improve knowledge eg twitter, lifelong learning, and reflect on past SW mistakes #swscmedia

10 Jan

McLikeyMcLikey

@SWSCmedia Stand united with the shared passion for social justice #swscmedia

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@SWSCmedia we all need to become active agents of change & start doing more social media & platforms or we stay stuck #swscmedia

10 Jan

ukprisonhealthOffenderHealth

@ProfSocialWork @swscmedia a better idea would be to integrate with others and beat a united track. Plse consider joining our site and blog

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia join local or national SW association, college if it exists as there is opportunity for professional colleges to collaborate

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@ProfSocialWork @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Just tell people typical day – very powerful

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia intraprofessional collaboration is the vanguard and we are trained to do this very well.

10 Jan

essex_ehscRoss Spencer

@SWSCmedia Be open & holistic, show what it is we do and support understanding of why we do it. #swscmedia

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@vamphorn @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia 40K SWs in Unison. 14K BASW. 8K College. 50% nothing. Join something!

10 Jan

TheresaunoTheresa Gallacher

@SWSCmedia Stnd 2gether,believe in selves n b proactive.The profession needs 2 exhibit transparency n heighten +ve media coverage #swscmedia

10 Jan

nqobilentekadeNqobileNtekade

@SWSCmedia through educating programmes we can make people aware of what our profession is about, even such debates can be used #swscmedia

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@vamphorn @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Interprof work good but need to preserve our identiity within it.

10 Jan

secretswsecret social worker

@BASW_UK @swscmedia not sure the established institutions have really got social workers anywhere to any great degree #swscmedia

10 Jan

Helen_otukHelen OTUK

Agree RT @BASW_UK: @vamphorn @SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Interprof work good but need to preserve our identity within it.

10 Jan

TheresaunoTheresa Gallacher

@ajacob200 @SWSCmedia Absolutely – reflect on and learn from past mistakes! #swscmedia

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@BASW_UK @SWSCmedia – oh yes – I am on intra-professional collaborative teams and SW is valued as distinct service. I appreciate that!

10 Jan

anthonyjwarrenajwarren

@SWSCmedia I think the SW image needs to be raised with public then all workers’ morale will heighten accordingly. @SWSCmedia #swscmedia

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

Thank U everyone for your participation in another brilliant @SWSCmedia debate. We look forward to seeing U next week same time. #swscmedia

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

Next week’s debate is: Integrate or disintegrate? Prospect for integrating #Health & #Socialcare… See you @SWSCmedia #swscmedia

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

Remember if you would like to become @SWSCmedia Tweeterati & Twitter Ambassador keep Tweeting & Retweeting @SWSCmedia #swscmedia

10 Jan

BASW_UKBASW

@SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia Thanks for hosting! Sorry no great discussion re Welf Ref Bill, HSC Bill and social care white paper. Another time?

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

Have a great evening. We wish you a good continuation of your week. Come along & Tweet us @SWSCmedia & See U all next week.😉 #swscmedia

10 Jan

TransSocWkStudZaac

@SWSCmedia Just a word of thanks for opening up the dialog and helping us connect with each other! #swscmedia

10 Jan

ajacob200Ashley J

@SWSCmedia For 2012, I think we should all make a positive effort to change stigma of sw through media & reflect on our SW #swscmedia

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

The debate is now closed @SWSCmedia #swscmedia

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

RT @TransSocWkStud @SWSCmedia Just a word of thanks for opening up the dialog and helping us connect with each other! #swscmedia >> Me Too

10 Jan

nqobilentekadeNqobileNtekade

@SWSCmedia thank you #swscmedia looking forward for the next debate

10 Jan

tarainthecageTara Streetman

@SWSCmedia That was very interesting.

10 Jan

SWSCmediaSWSCmedia

There’re many new opportunities @SWSCmedia & If U wish to get involved & cooperate w/ us don’t hesitate to contact us @SWSCmedia #swscmedia

10 Jan

secretswsecret social worker

@SWSCmedia looking forward to moving something forward re a NEW kind of social work proactive social media platform. #swscmedia

10 Jan

vamphornVamp Horn

@SWSCmedia Thank you! That was a fast paced international discussion!

10 Jan

444blackcatbc

#swscmedia @SWSCmedia great starting debate for 2012 will keep on fighting

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

@swscmedia a great thanks. Really excellent tonight! Really enjoyed and agreed with all the media points. #swscmedia & opening up the debate

10 Jan

OscarbswThabo Oscar Mafa

@SWSCmedia accept my heartfelt thanks. i look forward to the next debate next week. #swscmedia

10 Jan

McLikeyMcLikey

Thank you @SWSCmedia I really enjoyed my first #swscmedia debate looking forward to the next one felt v positive

10 Jan

Andrew_ElleryAndrew Ellery

@SWSCmedia count me in! Willing to try anything

10 Jan

secretswsecret social worker

@SWSCmedia more than happy to be involved

10 Jan

ProfSocialWorkFrom The Gut

RT @McLikey | Thank you @SWSCmedia I really enjoyed my first #swscmedia debate looking forward to the next one felt v positive

10 Jan

anthonyjwarrenajwarren

@Andrew_Ellery @McLikey @swscmedia Me too, exciting times!

10 Jan

ManishaMahenManisha Patel

@SWSCmedia #SWSCmedia I would like to be involved, especially for the students…would be a big learning curve for me!

10 Jan

essex_ehscRoss Spencer

Thanks to everyone who took part in #swscmedia debate tonight. It was good to be involved! @SWSCmedia

10 Jan

NickBerbiersNick Berbiers

@Oscarbsw Fantastic to have you join us from SA. It’s one social world world @SWSCmedia #SWSCMedia

10 Jan

sunbubbles28Dara K. Fulton

@SWSCmedia Hope I can continue to contribute to these great chats. I’m learning a lot. #swscmedia

10 Jan

Andrew_ElleryAndrew Ellery

@anthonyjwarren @McLikey @swscmedia twitter is a great tool!

10 Jan

McLikeyMcLikey

@Andrew_Ellery @anthonyjwarren @swscmedia It certainly is great sense of community🙂

10 Jan

NickBerbiersNick Berbiers

There were so many tweets I’d RT from tonight’s @SWSCmedia debate could not begin to choose, so just imagine I’ve RT’d them all. Superb!

10 Jan

anthonyjwarrenajwarren

@Andrew_Ellery @McLikey @swscmedia So I see!

10 Jan

hopeandbelieveHope and Believe

@ajacob200 @SWSCmedia 100% agree. My old SW is over 80 and I’m back in touch with her, absolutely loved her, and still do🙂

10 Jan

TheresaunoTheresa Gallacher

@ProfSocialWork @SWSCmedia Great twitter debate – first of many for 2012! Keep up the gr8 work – true professionals! T*

10 Jan

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Integrate or Disintegrate the prospect and realities of Health and Social Care Integration.

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