As members of the BASW Adult working Group we welcomed the opportunity to be part of the Expert Advisory Group. We welcome this research initiative that will help to demystify to the general public what social workers do. Debates about Health and social care and support for older people have gained prominence recently in political […]Demystify what social workers do
Covid 19 has highlighted the significant strains and tensions that exist between health and social care; the age old medical model versus social model. This includes the need for increased service provision to ensure that older people are safely discharged from hospital, that there is sufficient community support for older people, and that care in residential and nursing homes is provided safely. The voice of lived experience must be at the centre of the agenda.