There is a scene at the end of Mary Poppins where the Banks Family go to fly kites together. It is a joyous scene, celebrating a family with a renewed identity, purpose and open to possibilities about many exciting futures. But it’s also really quite sad as it marks the moment where Mary Poppins realises […]
Monday 18th April 2016 marks to the start of a campaign on the part of families who have a member of their family in an Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU) – see http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/AIMS-LD%20Standards%20-%20Second%20Edition.pdf for the standards that define an ATU. 3,000 people. Members of 3,000 families who love them. As commissioners and social workers, in […]
Looking back on the chaos last year, as hospital after hospital declared major incidents, this year all is quiet, almost eerily so. Have things really improved, or is it that: The weather has been mild so far…. Tolerances are more flexible following changes to how Trusts are financially penalised for waiting times in A&E New ‘guidelines’ […]
The Social Work profession should embrace the #AMCP role – human rights are the essence of social work.