Exploring Rural Social Work in Scotland

Celebrating Rural Social Work – conference report now available

3 weeks 1 day ago
On 11 March 2020, over 100 social workers came together in Dumfries to celebrate rural social work, share good practice and understand how it is different, distinct and what it needs to flourish. And as far as we are aware, it was also the very first gathering of this kind – with rural social work …

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Kerry Musselbrook

Rural Social Work in Cumbria – new study

2 months 2 weeks 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

2 months 3 weeks 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
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