Yesterday, I was sent an email by someone associated with Age UK to draw attention to the information on their website for carers. I get a number of requests from various sources every week but having checked out the information, it is definitely worth sharing and I will be adding the site to my ‘resource list’ both on this site and at work – and on that note, I’ll be trying to update the links on the ‘more links’ tab so am happy to take suggestions of sites that people have found useful.
Next week is the Community Care Live event at the Business Design Centre in Islington. It’s a conference over two days every Spring that us aimed quite specifically at people who are involved and work in social care and social work. I’ve been attending this event most years since I started studying social work and am a great fan.
As a free event, it is pretty much unparalleled in terms of access to useful and interesting debates, workshops and networking opportunities for social workers and social work students.
I’m only able to attend on one day but I hope to feedback some of the information gathered about the sessions I attend and will be following closely those sessions that I’m not able to attend. I expect there to be great coverage over at Community Care.
Finally, because I haven’t done it for a while – one of my favourite things about writing a blog is seeing some of the terms people use to find my site – some intentional (I think I’ve seen every possible spelling of Munro possible) , some with familiar difficulties and some just.. well, who knows!
Here are a few from the last couple of weeks (spelling retained as original)
‘is it possible to feel good about my being a social worker and imbarassed at the same time’
‘explain why i cant login to my nhs computer via a council network’ (oh, I feel your pain)
‘hairy arm pitted women’ (?!?)
‘who benfited from the nhs 1990 community care act’ (Southern Cross)
‘wonder drug for alzhimers’ (would be nice)
‘are hampster dagerus’ (no, they are wonderful!)
‘sex monsters’ (I usually get at least one of these per week – I love the internet, some things are so predictable!)
My most popular search terms after the usual ones of the blog name and people searching for ‘social work blog’ or ‘british social worker blog’ or other ‘expected’ ones are ‘no roads in the city of London’ or ‘which city has no roads’ or variations on ‘gifts for social workers’.
Just to end, I noticed as I was looking through the search terms that yesterday I passed 200,000 unique ‘hits’ on my blog.
Wow. Thank you to everyone who pops by and visits. I really do appreciate the support!