This is a collaborative multi-author blog specifically about social work, social care and social media. We believe that digital engagement using social media channels is important for the future direction of social work and social care services. We are using this blog to highlight innovative resources with links to websites and publications which help people to connect and share knowledge and ideas which promote social innovation through social media channels.
We will be sharing resources and case studies from across the public and third sectors and social enterprises which we believe are relevant for the wider context of UK care. We believe that social care encompasses all of the services which contribute to an individual feeling safe, secure and supported in their local community. This includes: social care, health, education, families, services for children and young people, housing, employment, transport, police, leisure, community activities, third sector and social enterprises. A similar brief perhaps to the Health and Wellbeing Boards now being established in local authorities.
We welcome guest posts from the UK and internationally. Do feel free to join in the discussions and share your thoughts, ideas and questions about the challenges and opportunities of using social media in social care and social work.