Welcome

Helpful Social Work podcast aims to help social workers to learn, think and act with integrity so that people who need social work get help that will transform their lives. Each month we look at topics that matter to social workers.

4b Working from home

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast we talk about the impact for social workers of working from home. We consider the benefits and drawbacks around connection, accessibility and time, and we look at what the...

4a Equality – Race and ethnicity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we consider oppression relating to race and ethnicity, the importance of anti-racism in social work, and how social workers can enhance their role in challenging...

3a Equality – Disability

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we consider the social model of disability and how social workers can work alongside people with disabilities to challenge and overcome barriers to...

2a Equality – Age

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we explore the evidence of inequality relating to age and how age is considered in social work practice. We consider how social workers can change the narrative around age...

1a Social work and equality

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThroughout Series 6 we are looking at equality and anti-oppressive practice. In this podcast we revisit the ethics and social work role around fighting discrimination, and the theories that...

Series 6 Introduction

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSSeries 6 runs from 2020-21. Throughout this series we will look at equality and anti-oppressive practice. We will start off with revisiting the ethics and social work role around fighting...

10b Review of the year

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThe last podcast of our series is always the review of the year. We look back on twelve months dominated by the Covid 19 pandemic and consider the impact this has had on social workers and...

10a Professional leadership

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Professional leadership domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We consider how social workers can act...

9a Contexts and organisations

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Contexts and organisations domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We look at how we understand our...

8a Professionalism

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Professionalism domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We explore how social workers align personal and...