Exploring the role of technology in rural social work

Event that will explore the potential benefits of using technology, for social workers and people who live rurally and use services, by drawing on learning from the impact of the global pandemic.

It will also consider the dangers of suggesting that the use of technology is the answer to the challenges of working with rural and remote people and diverse communities.

The guest speaker is Jane Pye, a Lecturer in Social Work at Lancaster University. Jane led a small exploratory project which was finalised in 2021 on the experiences of social workers working in rural settings. This has led to further work in rurality and a growing interest in the use of digital technology to support rural social work practice.