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An introduction to social work in Wales free course icon Level

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An introduction to social work in Wales

Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users...

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Life or Death Decisions

Ever heard of advance care planning? Setting out what you’d want to happen to you if you became too unwell to make your own decisions doesn’t have to be morbid but can be incredibly helpful and give you peace of mind. Find out more in this interactive video simulation…

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Reimagining Ageing

Do you have a negative view of getting 'old'? Bust the common stereotypes around ageing and reimagine your future in a creative and novel way in our interactive.

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The Social Work Phone-in: have your say

Can you decide who should be primarily responsible for care? 

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The language used during end of life care matters

The language we use to talk about end of life care matters because it conveys the values we attribute to life and death says lecturer at The Open University, Dr Erica Borgstrom.

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Young people are not apathetic

Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within the UK and the global response to economic inequalities young people face.

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Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this, says Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology Dr Stephanie Taylor.

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

 It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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Methods in Motion: Emotionally sensing knowledge

Dr Ruth Evans shows how an approach of ‘uncomfortable reflexivity’ in cross-cultural research can help to reveal the work of emotions.

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A Support Net: Can you help someone in need?

All of us will experience personal challenges, but could you make a positive impact on someone's life? Try our wellbeing interactive 'A Support Net' to see if you can help four people.

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For older people, the storms might abate but the harm persists

For older people, the effects of being caught in a natural disaster can remain long after the clear-up teams have moved on. Sue Anne Belle explains why.

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Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk?

Know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital information on this disorder.

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