Ellie Reed, our Head of Social Work and principal social worker, shares her experience of Social Work in a Changing World - a cross organisation event exploring how social workers can respond to the Government's drug strategy.
The drugs available in the UK seem to be changing lately. As people services, we have come together to make a shared statement/clarification on some of the new drugs the people we support use, and the risks they present.
[Tags: nitazene, nitazenes, drug alerts, drug alert, contaminated drugs, overdose, harm reduction, naloxone, opioids, synthetic opioids, new opioids, novel synthetic opioids, heroin, NSO]
From 1-7th June, we celebrated Volunteers Week. It's a chance for us to say thank you to all of the brilliant individuals who give their time for free to make a difference. Meet some of them, and find out more about volunteering opportunities at Change Grow Live.
Chris Barnes is our National Service User Lead. He explains how listening to the voices of people with lived experience has helped us encourage more armed forces veterans into support from our services.
Andrew Cass is our Head of Community Criminal Justice and Probation Services. He explains how our approach to supporting people involved with the criminal justice system is driven by our values of being bold, open and compassionate.
Ellie Reed (Head of Social Work) and Nicola Wendel (National CSE Lead) explain how the Listen, Believe, Affirm project is helping our services to tackle the stigma of childhood sexual abuse.
The people we exist to support are disproportionately affected by stigma, inequality, and prejudice. By taking action to make our society more equal and inclusive, we can make a real difference that is felt throughout our communities.