BASW England raises concerns about the effect of increased charges for care and support
BASW England is concerned about reports of some service users who have decided not to use local services because they cannot afford to pay
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
Queen’s Speech 2021: BASW England response
BASW England is calling for reform to social care that goes beyond addressing the injustices of social care funding.
BASW and SWU respond to open letter about 'Assaults on Social Workers' petition
The petition, which has over 13,000 signatures, opened a discussion about how best to protect social workers at work
BASW member blog: End of life care from a pandemic focus
The focus of the new briefing paper ‘The State of End-of-Life Care’, from the Institute for Public Policy Research particularly significant at a time when we have collectively faced death
Queen's Speech 2021: BASW response
The Queen's Speech provides the government with an opportunity to highlight its priorities for the months ahead...
BASW submits consultation response to DHSC as part of proposed Mental Health Act reforms
BASW also submitted an accompanying letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, highlighting issues that we feel are fundamental to improving the operation of the MHA, but which BASW...
BASW CEO Blog - 'The voice and influence of social work in Europe'
Ruth Allen CEO highlights the purpose and role of the Council of Europe - and its huge importance to social work in these uncertain times.
BASW responds to Government’s ‘New Plan for Immigration’
Any plan that does not centre the rights and dignity of people of all ages is not an immigration and asylum system that we could support.
SWU Blog: Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
The Social Workers Union fully supports Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. This week is an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental...
BASW responds to concerns about the High Intensity Network’s ‘Serenity Integrated Mentoring’ (SIM)
The BASW England Mental Health Group has discussed deep concerns about the High Intensity Network and SIM raised by practitioners and particularly by people with lived experience of using mental...
BASW empowers communities in Malawi to battle Covid-19
International funding used to educate hard-to-reach communities on Covid-19 vaccination.
2021 Elections: What happened?
Kerri Prince, BASW Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an overview of last week's elections...
BASW supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
This year's theme is 'Nature' and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health...
BASW England launches Homes not Hospitals campaign
The BASW England Homes not Hospitals campaign has been launched because too many people with learning disabilities and autistic adults are being failed by the housing and care system
BASW member blog: The ASYE's facing discrimination
Newly qualified social workers of colour and/or have disabilities face inequalities in their ASYE journey. I think I know why…
BASW England Manifesto gains support from policymakers
As part of BASW England's commitment to engage with politicians around social work, we created a manifesto with the six issues that we would be campaigning on over the coming year...
AMHPs can help people in debt crisis access 'Breathing Space' scheme
The scheme pauses interest and debt charges while a person is receiving mental health treatment.
SWU Chair Carys Phillips announces that John McGowan will be standing for re-election
The General Secretary is the most senior staff position within SWU and the selected candidate will play a key role in taking the union forward in the next step of our development. John McGowan will...