Practitioner and service user and carer involvement

The North East region has a well-established commitment to practitioner and service user and carer involvement in academic delivery. This involvement is delivered in a range of diverse and creative ways. We plan to introduce more systematic  co-ordination at a regional level to identify particularly strong practitioners in specialist areas and encourage and support their contribution to courses within the region.

The region already provides opportunities for practitioners to access courses to develop their teaching skills. The Alliance expects to review these and develop more systematic and easily accessible opportunities for practitioners and those with lived experience to develop their skills and confidence in contributing to academic delivery.

NESWA EXPERTS BY EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE 27th March, 2019

#valuinginvolvement We are delighted to announce the upcoming NESWA EXPERTS BY EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE which will take place on the 27th March, 2019. Please save the date! More details to follow soon… If you are interested in being involved in the…

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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)…

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Social Work England Consultation on Appointment Rules

In the new year (subject to the clearance of this appointment rules consultation), Social Work England will be advertising for a range of roles for social workers and other professionals including fitness to practise investigators, specialist advisers, case examiners and hearing…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Middlesbrough Council Social Work Practice Conference – Friday 23rd November

Middlesbrough Council invites you to join them at their Social Work Practice Conference to celebrate social work in Middlesbrough. The conference will consist of 2 half day sessions beginning at 9am and 1pm at Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough TS5 4JS…

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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…

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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…

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Social Work England – What Difference will you See?

NESWA can confirm that BASW North East Branch will host a seminar on the incoming Social Work England in the new year. It is anticipated that in 2019 Social Work England will be the new, specialist regulator for all child,…

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