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Tell your story to increase understanding of social work

Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo is working with the Northern writers Centre and University of Newcastle to publish an anthology of fictional short stories to be  written by well-known UK authors.

The aim of the anthology is to give the general public a better understanding of what social workers do; the value they bring and the difference they make to people's lives.

The anthology will be completely fictitious, the interviews with social workers will form an anonymised selection of introductory research for the writers to draw on for their short stories.

The research will give the writers a realistic insight into the complexities of social work rather than relying on and repeating the stereotypes so often represented in the media. 

For more information, contact researcher Viccy Adams by emailing