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New Script for Social Work

In this presentation to social workers in North East Lincolnshire, Simon Duffy explores how their role could be returned to one that was more enabling and empowering.

In the early days of personalisation social workers were often at the heart of bring about positive change. However as individual budgets and other systems have been imposed on social work teams it often feels that personalisation has become unhelpful and bureaucratic. Early lessons in keeping systems simple and trusting people to do more for themselves have been lost.

In an effort to combat these problems the Centre for Welfare Reform, in partnership with Paradigm and the Yorkshire and Humber Region, has been working to create better systems: to help citizens and to help social workers do the job they really want to do.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Slides on a New Script for Social Work © Simon Duffy 2011.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

Library

New Script for Care Managers

New Script for Care Managers

Simon Duffy sets out the practical steps social workers need to take in order to organise and support the development of a more empowering model of personalisation.

A New Script for Social Work

A New Script for Social Work

Social workers need to be released from a damaging set of bureaucratic structures that are making their work more difficult and undermining personalisation.

New Script for Social Work

New Script for Social Work

Personalisation and the best use of social work skills demands a new script to replace the broken system of care management.

Do's and Don'ts for a New Script

Do's and Don'ts for a New Script

This paper is a working document to help authorities 'rescript' their social work role - to make it more positive, enabling and effective.