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The Autumn 2020 issue of Social Work News

By Andrew Pirie

​We know how important it is to have access to information that can inform you of new models of practice and discover details of how your peers are working across the UK.

That’s why we ensure that our social work community can read the latest issue of Social Work News magazine for free. This digital publication is designed to inspire you. It reflects positively on the social work sector, featuring new resources and charity initiatives you can tap into. It is also designed to motivate you to try new ways of working and remind you of why you chose to train as a social worker.

Each article is complete with links to continue further learning as it is designed to be used as a tool to aid your CPD. It allows you to read something inspiring and then direct you to where you can find out more information and continue your learning.

What’s in the latest issue?

Regardless of whether you work in children’s or adult services, or specialise in mental health, there is always content suitable for you.

The latest issue explores how crafting can be used as a therapeutic tool and features an interview from MakeBox+Co about their craft-based subscription box. You may be interested in sharing details of this with the children or adults that you support – or you may find that it’s something that can help you relax and unwind at the end of a busy day.

It also looks closely at the resources available as part of “green care”. More than ever, we can now appreciate how valuable the great outdoors is, and how important it is to aid mental health. The magazine explores two initiatives; John Wilson Fishing Enterprise, which promotes the benefit of fishing within a social care setting and Countrymen UK, a nationwide scheme which uses outdoor activities as an alternative to traditional day centres.

Social workers are encouraged to get involved in the magazine and share their thoughts and opinions direct from the frontline. Thanks to the popular ‘social work circle’ column, you can read what your peers have to say about a variety of social work topics.

If you’d like to be involved in a future issue, please contact the Social Work News editorial team via