Join our social work campaign!

Community Care is re-launching its popular Stand up for Social Work campaign to raise the profile of social work in an election year and in the face of budget cuts combined with huge demand.

We need to showcase the inspiring work that is being done every day by social workers but we also need greater transparency about the impact of budget cuts and the huge increases in demand seen over the last few years. The toll this is taking on dedicated and skilled professionals cannot be ignored if service users are to stay safe.

We believe that standing up for social work means three things:

  1. Taking pride in the great work you do and talking about it to inspire others
  2. Being honest about the challenges you face
  3. Giving you the support you need to protect vulnerable people

We’re asking everyone to do just one thing to stand up for social work - be it large or small - and to tell us about it. Email us, tweet us, put it on our Facebook page, add it to the comments section any of the stories on this page, make your own suggestions to add to our list or tell us what you’ve done to make a difference today.

On here we also have a range of resources to help you, ranging from time-limited free guides to help your decision making from our premium data site Inform, to template letters to send to MPs and the media.  

Take action and stand up for social work today.

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