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Recruiting robots: the language of social work job adverts

“Social work is about life, treasuring humanity, building connections, sharing and promoting fairness. It is about creativity, care and love - being there to help people overcome obstacles and oppressions that hold them back. For people using our services, a social worker should be someone to trust and believe in – someone who helps you … Continue reading Recruiting robots: the language of social work job adverts

Identity

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures introduced to control the spread of the virus have challenged our identities. We’ve gained labels that change the way we are seen, and the way we see ourselves. Vulnerable. Shielding. Furloughed. Key worker. Carer. Hero. Isolating. Isolated. We’ve lost loved ones. Livelihoods. Connections to the people and places that … Continue reading Identity

Words that make me go hmmm: Those

Those who are most vulnerableThose most at risk Those with underlying health conditionsThose over 70 Those in care homes Those who test positive Those hospitalised Those who have sadly died Those. I’ve written already about the ‘them and us’ narrative of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the dangerous consequences of the ‘vulnerable’ label, but there’s one … Continue reading Words that make me go hmmm: Those