This guide provides information and knowledge to support critical thinking and methods so that first line managers can apply, adapt and develop the material to their own particular work environment, current priorities and as an aid to their own continuing professional development.
Social workers resources and services
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This research briefing gives an overview of the evidence of the value of supervision in supporting social care and social work practice.
The briefing aims to give people who provide and use social care services an overview of research evidence about returning children from public care to live with a parent.
This film for staff in mental health and children’s services from all sectors brings together professionals from health, social care and education. Each professional has experience of dealing with parental mental health issues in the voluntary sector, in education, in community mental health and in family centres.
Part of Personalisation
This film for social workers and students looks at the work of a personal budget team in Hull. It shows how the team works with people who use services to provide personalised care. Social workers talk about their new ways of working and about the benefits for both them and the people who use their services.
This video for care managers and staff highlights two services which support people to die at home – one is in Lancashire and the other is a service for the Bangladeshi and Bengali communities in London.
This video describes the meaning and importance of holistic assessment in ensuring people at the end of life are treated with dignity and respect
In this video, we hear about Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice’s family support service for the families and carers of people who are at the end of their lives. We hear from Benita who looks after her mother and has regular support and Trevor, a bereaved man, who found counselling helpful in dealing with his grief.
Part of e-Learning courses
One of a set of three e-learning modules exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners. This module covers: recognition and referral; engagement and assessment; supporting children and families; and roles and responsibilities of agencies. The resource includes audio, video and interactive technology.
This film for social care commissioners, staff, people who need services and carers follows Linda, who needs constant care. Linda found out she was entitled to direct payments. She used the money to pay her friends to be her personal assistants.
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