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Social work: the next generation

Tweet A guest post by Rashmi Becker Against a backdrop of funding cuts, headlines about poor practice and high staff turnover in the sector, it is easy to see how the personal aspect of ‘care’ can become lost. The increased … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas and New Year from The Social Issue

Tweet Seasons’ greetings – a brilliant bird in “Peace on Earth”, a painting created as part of outreach work to tackle social exclusion featured on the blog earlier this year. Go to the Facebook page to see some of the … Continue reading

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The power of a poem: how reading broke David’s isolation

TweetGuest post by Eleanor McCann, The Reader project Whenever I arrived to read with patients at the psychiatric hospital, David was always alone. I approached him a few times but the weeks went by and he seemed unreachable, saying nothing … Continue reading

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Lessons in leadership: how to grow youth talent

TweetThe world is changing rapidly for young people who have to learn to survive and perform in a competitive global environment. Now, more than ever, is the time for young people to take the lead in developing themselves and in … Continue reading

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“Information about autism is better coming from someone who is autistic”

TweetBy Simon Smith My mum and dad realised something was different about me when I was about two to three-years-old, because I played differently to other children. I didn’t engage and interact with others. I didn’t cuddle or give eye … Continue reading

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Village shops; the tip of the rural social enterprise iceberg

TweetThe community-owned and run village shop in the Archers gave rural social enterprises a welcome figurehead but projects in real life provide much more than groceries. Read Saba Salman’s piece on the Guardian social enterprise network site.

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Shattering UK gangland stereotypes

TweetA powerful image of a black teenager, eyes downcast and his bare arm criss-crossed with knife scars, is among the striking images in a photographic exhibition about the UK’s gangland culture. The photograph of ex-gang member Jean Claude Dagrou, who … Continue reading

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