Join the social work online community

Find out how to use Community Care to network and share good practice information with fellow social workers and social care professionals

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Community Care has decided to close its CareSpace discussion forum. But there are lots of other ways to engage with other social workers and get involved with the thriving social care online community.

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Most of our articles now allow you to add your comments. Just scroll to the bottom of the article and you will find a box where you can add some text. Your comments may be held for a short time in a moderation queue to help prevent spam etc

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There is a thriving social care community on Twitter. Get started by following our main account @Community Care. We’ve put together lists of social workers for you to follow so you’ll soon feel part of the Twitter crowd.

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If you’re a Facebook addict then make sure you check out the Community Care Facebook page where you can comment on the latest social work stories, share them with your friends or get involved in discussions.

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We will be running lots more live chats in 2014 allowing you to quiz social care experts and share expertise in real time. Keep checking the site to find out when the next one is happening.

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Your Say

Community Care regularly features articles written by social workers and social care professionals. Find all the latest expert-written content on the Your Say page.

Do you have any other ideas for how we might be able to help you engage with other social work professionals? Leave your comments using the box below.

5 Responses to Join the social work online community

  1. Cameron | GB February 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Very disappointing the forum is no longer active. Have you though about getting in contact with a larger active care forum and setting up your own area? I really hope the forum comes back this year, i know there were some parts that were a bit off but it the one UK-based care forum that really stood out.

    Hope all is well

  2. Fiona February 21, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    I am deeply saddened that CCS has gone, logged on to seek advice and support and it is gone!!! Please bring it back!

  3. Mary Brady February 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Would love a forum just for social work to come back. One that is open to all who love and are or have been involved in social work. But moderation should be peer lead and the rules on behaviour agreed. CC Forum unsustainable and dominated by students and 3 prolific posters who effectively stifled the other parts of the forum, sadly.

    Self moderation would be the ideal and the prevention or stopping of trolls another consideration.

    I know there are others who would wish a forum but do not know how to set it up.

    • Cameron | GB February 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

      Self Moderation would be great. Active community members independent of the website acting as admins is the most effective method. Also everyday members being given the power to report and so calling out any trolls.

  4. Philip Measures April 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    CareSpace became an irrelevance due to personal attacks and agendas – it probably demonstrated the worst of social workers!

    Comments made now in response to news items appear to be well moderated and fewer in number – well done Community Care.