What is social work? Services for older people

What is the video about?

This film focuses on the very rewarding, diverse but complex role of a social workers working in an adult’s services team. The film looks at the complexity of cases ranging from care planning to mental capacity assessments and decisions that need to be made in the context of each individual case to achieve best outcomes for people who use services and their carers. The film also looks at the routes into social work.

Messages for practice

  1. Working with people who use social services and their carers is key to achieving best outcomes.
  2. Retaining independence is an outcome that can be achieved through effective working with individuals and their families.

Who will find this useful?

Social workers; social work students; lecturers for use with students; people who use adult social work services; anyone with an interest in social work