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Alternative advent calendar: 1 December

Our advent calendar celebrates a dozen people or teams who have inspired us this year.

We are proud to kick off the calendar with Ben. Ben is one of many care leavers who could easily feel that they owe society very little, but who are actually working hard to change the system – so that those coming after them can have a better experience. During September and October, Ben walked 300 miles from Halifax to London to raise awareness for the ‘Every Child Leaving Care Matters Campaign’.

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3 Key lessons about relationships in social work

Social workers play a vital role in achieving better outcomes for individuals and on World Social Work Day we have an extra reason to celebrate social work. I have been working with social workers in one local authority and have taken away some key lessons about relationships in social work.

March 19, 2019

Guest Blogpost: ‘Social Workers make a significant difference in peoples’ lives’

Jacky Yates is Head of Older Adults and Adult Support, and Principal Social Worker, at Ealing Council. On the occasion of World Social Work Day, we asked Jacky to tell us about why it is important, what Ealing are doing to celebrate and her future aspirations for social work.

March 19, 2019

A plea to councils: put behaviour change at the heart of transformation

I joined the LGA’s ‘Behaviour Change’ conference this week. I was there to share our impact in Ealing through the Better Lives programme, and in particular how applied behavioural science has led to a massive 39% reduction in referrals from the front door to adult social care teams.

March 14, 2019

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