Research opportunities

Prison: No Place for Old Men

This week I took part in one of the NESWA Masterclasses. Delivered by Dr Norman McClelland from Northumbria University and with input from Helen Casey at the Open University who talked about the Inside Out Programme at HMP Durham (https://www.dur.ac.uk/sociology/crim/insideout) and Lynne Dolphin (Senior Practice Development Officer / Principal Social Worker (Adults) Durham County Council)…

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Keep your Calendar Up to Date!!

Here at NESWA, we continue to try and develop as many opportunities for social workers in the North East to learn and develop their skills, participate in discussion and share best practice. A lot of social workers have already took advantage of some of these opportunities such as the ongoing KSS Briefing Sessions which we…

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“It’s Hitting People That Can Least Afford It The Hardest”

A social study into the impact of Universal Credit in the North East has been published in partnership by a number of North East Organisations, including Teesside University and Gateshead Council, who are formal partners of NESWA. The report goes into detail regarding the process of Universal Credit, which was introduced by government in April 2013…

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Every Day is Different…

The Department of Health and Social Care have partnered with Skills for Care to launch a new campaign around recruitment into Adult Social Work. In adult social care, no two days are the same because supporting people of different ages, with different abilities and needs, means making a difference in all sorts of roles. You…

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Prison – No Place for Old Men – Monday 10th December

A short workshop, which aims to explore the position of the ‘older’ prisoner in relation to health and social care provision, recognising how people over the age of 60 are the fastest growing group in custody. Through the examination of Prison Reform Trust reports and documentation, as well as research, the workshop will examine the…

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Co-Production a Better Route to Impact? – Tuesday 20th November

Service User Co-Production and Participation in Mental Health – Tuesday 20th November, 9:00-12:00 Room 5, The Durham Centre, Belmont, Co. Durham, DH1 3TN Participation, user led, collaboration, co-production are all common terms used to describe the involvement of people in learning, teaching and research. This masterclass will explore the meaning of these around the blurring…

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Systems Centred Theory – Free Workshop for Social Work Practitioners & Students

GAPS (Groups for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work) are hosting a free workshop in Newcastle this Friday!! (2nd November) Research shows that building the working alliance is central to successful social work, yet is sometimes difficult to achieve. This workshop sets out to develop participants’ skills in conducting purposeful social work…

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Shining a Spotlight on Suicide Prevention

Within the field of social work, and every increasingly in modern society, the topic of mental health is debated with various focus such as work-based anxiety and stress, depression and suicide. With particular regards to the latter topic, often, many people who engage in the conversation feel ill-equipped and/or ill-informed to fully engage or understand…

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National Learn to Care Annual Study Day – 26th November

We are delighted to invite you to join your colleagues at the Annual study day for workforce development leads, principal social workers, commissioner’s et al who operate within the adults and children’s social care sector. This Learn to Care study event aims to provide information, support and networking opportunities through a blend of key note…

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An Introduction to Families, Drugs and Alcohol – Thursday 22nd November

Balance is offering a free one day accredited course delivered by Adfam, a national charity which improves life for families affected by drugs and alcohol, to support the development of Alcohol Free Childhood in the North East. We are seeking your support to secure the engagement of Early Help or similar services working with families…

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