Why Independent Social Workers could be the answer to pressures on local authorities following the Spending Review
Published on 26 October 2015
It is an exciting time to be an Independent Social Worker, says Mark Willis, director of leading provider of ISWs in the country, WillisPalmer.
Published on 21 April 2017
Sarah Piercey is a Locum Occupational Therapist (OT) currently on a contract with a local authority social services department in North London. Sarah is from Perth in Western Australia and found that locuming enabled her to travel around the UK since moving here three years ago.
Published on 10 April 2017
Locum social workers should not feel forced to ‘go permanent or leave’ organisations – and potentially the profession, a senior locum social worker has warned.
Published on 17 February 2017
Picture this. You are a permanent occupational therapist in a local authority and you decide it’s time to go locum. You’ve made your decision and so you hand your notice in. You have your leaving party, all your colleagues get you cards and presents and you say your goodbyes. Monday rolls round and it’s time to start your new locum position. Only it’s in the same authority as your permanent job was, on the same floor – in fact just 30 feet from your old team that you said goodbye to on Friday.