Exploring Rural Social Work in Scotland

Rural Social Work in Cumbria – new study

3 days 11 hours ago

This study aimed to reveal the challenges and associated innovative practice by social workers in rural and isolated communities, families and individuals in Cumbria. Through focus groups and interviews with practising social workers within Cumbria, the study found that social workers experienced both challenges and opportunities created by their work in rural areas. These are …

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Kerry Musselbrook

Celebrating Rural Social Work – online opportunities and futures

1 week 3 days ago

As lockdown enters its fourth month I have been reflecting on the Celebrating Rural Social Work conference (11.3.2020) and wondering, might this be a time of opportunity for rural social workers? As rural social workers we have much in common and this includes our remoteness from one another. At the outset of planning the conference …

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John Sturgeon

Looking after ourselves and the community during lockdown

3 weeks 2 days ago

I have been on annual leave for the past week. I must say that although I had booked this holiday at the beginning of the year (a 3 week holiday) I struggled making a decision as to whether I should take the time off. I ended up taking just 6 days.  My line manager has …

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Monica Nicolin

A growing community spirit

1 month 1 week ago

Well, it looks like things may be improving, fingers crossed, touch wood and all that. We have heard about the lower ‘R’ number, being over the worst of the infection and curves flattening (unfortunately, not my curves). As I look out the window of the leisure centre, the one with the pool view, I see …

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Gillian Ritch

An update from Orkney

1 month 3 weeks ago

I’m still here in the COVID Community Support Hub with my pool view, although it’s not the pool I was expecting, I was to have been in Bucharest by now. However, it could be worse and for many people it certainly is. At the time of writing more people in Scotland are dying in care …

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Gillian Ritch

We live in strange times…

2 months ago

I remember, just before the lockdown, attending the Rural Social Work Conference in Dumfries in March. There were questions and anxieties as to whether or not the event was going to go ahead. Fortunately, it went ahead. I say fortunately, because this was the first Rural Social Work Conference organised in Scotland. Taking part in …

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Monica Nicolin

What’s changed?

2 months 1 week ago

Well, life changed fast didn’t it. Four weeks ago, I was sitting with my Adult Social Work team in the office we share with Children and Families, All Age Learning Disabilities and Criminal Justice Social Work teams. Today I’m sitting on my own in our local leisure centre with a view of the swimming pool. …

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Gillian Ritch
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