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May 23, 2022

Is technology the answer for rural social work? 

Jane Pye, Lecturer in Social Work at Lancaster University. explores the potential benefits of using technology, for social workers and people who live rurally and use services.

She also considers the dangers of suggesting that the use of technology is the answer to the...


Jan 19, 2022

Jayne Glass and Mark Shucksmith present the findings from the Rural Lives report published in March 2021.

It investigates why and how people in rural areas experience poverty and social exclusion, with a focus on financial hardship and vulnerability.

The research is based on three study areas: Harris, East Perthshire...


Dec 8, 2021

What can rural social workers take from the experiences of the pandemic and how can they stay connected?

Digital technologies and our experiences during COVID-19 have highlighted new ways for rural social workers to connect to and support one another, and gain access to new learning opportunities.

Iain Ramsay,...


Nov 11, 2021

Cop 26, the global United Nations climate change conference is underway in Glasgow, Each country will bring their plans for reducing emissions and combatting climate change.
 
As a people, community and society focused profession, is there a role for social work in the environment and climate change agenda? And if so,...


Sep 8, 2021

Lifelong Links is a project led by Family Rights Group and delivered by local authorities. It supports children and young people in care to connect with and develop relationships with family members, and other people who care about the young person, so they can become part of a lasting support network.

Anne Begbie,...