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Personal Growth and Fulfilment – Social are in St Helens

Nestled in the north west of England is St Helens, a vibrant and welcoming community that prides itself on providing exemplary care for its children and young people. With Ofsted rating its Children’s Services as GOOD and services for young people leaving care as OUTSTANDING, St Helens is a beacon of excellence in social care.

How can social workers help those struggling with drug and alcohol misuse?

Drug and alcohol dependency can cast a shadow over an individual’s life, affecting their health, relationships, and overall well-being. These issues require compassionate and strategic intervention from social workers to help individuals navigate towards recovery and stability.

Locum or permanent: Which is best for children’s social workers?

The recent data published by Community Care surely did not surprise anyone. Over the past few years, social workers have been voting with their feet, and the result is a significant rise in the number of social workers being employed as locums across English councils.

The rise in the cost of living leads to increases in homelessness: What does this mean for social workers?

The ongoing cost of living crisis and housing shortage in England has contributed to a significant increase in homelessness. Recent data from the charity Shelter paints a stark picture, revealing that over 300,000 individuals are currently without a home, nearly half of whom are children.

Spotlight on our payroll team

Welcome to the operations division of our business. Arguably, it’s where the real magic happens! Case in point: the payroll team ensures our workers are paid efficiently and on time, week in, week out. And there’s never a dull moment.

Thinking of leaving a permanent role? Agency social work has a lot to offer.

I’m speaking to social workers all over the country who are considering their next move, and how to capitalise on their experience and take their career to the next level.

How can social workers help with chronic hoarding problems?

Many people have treasured possessions. For some, antiques are their thing, and others might go for sports, or music memorabilia. These collections are often carefully stored, catalogued and accessible – easy to find and enjoy.

Searching for a new job can really take it out of you.  Sending lots of applications out, receiving no feedback if your application is rejected and difficulty finding your perfect role through job boards can be draining and demotivating. This is where a recruitment agency can help. Let’s take a look at how a recruitment agency can help you find your dream job.

Understanding the role of a Functional Assessor

Published: 19/10/2023

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) often grapple with the challenge of achieving a perfect work-life balance due to job demands. In response, many turn to locum work, seeking a solution. However, this choice may compromise job stability and certainty in working patterns. Enter the role of a functional assessor – a position that not only offers job stability but also facilitates a balanced lifestyle. In this guide, we outline the role, benefits, and requirements essential for becoming a functional assessor.

Why do we love to hate social workers?

Published: 11/09/2023

Social workers have once again captured headlines, not for their heroic efforts during the pandemic but due to the tragic deaths of two vulnerable children at the hands of their abusive parents.