Work and Care Together – London

Work and Care Together: Educate. Collaborate. Innovate.

Work and Care Together is back!

After the success of our first convention in Manchester on 11th June 2018, we’re now coming to London! On Thursday 24th January 2019, One Stop Social will be hosting our first major event in the capital city to give social work and care professionals the chance to network and attend engaging training workshops. Based at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel (SE1 7TJ), the second edition of Work and Care Together will be themed around education, collaboration and innovation with 25 training sessions and 20 exhibitors reflecting these values. This convention will be an opportunity to bring together social workers, care professionals and anyone in our sector for a day of informed reflection on social work and care. In the heart of London – just down the Thames from Westminster – this convention will be a fun, engaging day of innovative thinking and professional development.

The exhibition at Work and Care Together (London) will bring together front-line services from across the country, with whom attendees can discuss potential recruitment opportunities, training courses or extended support for your practice. Our Manchester convention included recruitment agencies, universities, training providers, accommodation & support providers, a trade union and publishers to name but a few; so we hope to provide the same variety of exhibitors in London. If you’ve got a particular service or company you’d like to see represented at our second Work and Care Together convention, then get in touch with us and let us know! We want to make sure these events are as beneficial as possible for practitioners, so give us any advice/tips/guidance you have!

We’re proud to announce that our Main Partner for this convention will be West Sussex County Council! We know this collaboration will help bring you a brilliant day of networking, professional development and innovation for the sector that we all care about so much! Make sure to get your ticket, so that you don’t miss out the chance to chat to West Sussex Council in January!

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Register for a ticket!

All tickets are completely free! Book yours on our eventbrite page, which you can find here.

Book your stand!

If you’re interested in a stand at Work and Care Together in London, get in touch with One Stop Social today at: central@onestopsocial.co.uk

Tickets are 100% free and you can register for yours now! All you need to do is go to our eventbrite page and register for a “General Admission” ticket which will let you access the convention. If you want to attend any of the training workshops, you’ll need to come by the One Stop Social stand at the convention and book on there and then! It’s a first come first served basis to keep it as fair as possible, but places will fill up fast so make sure to get to the convention early if you’re extra keen on a particular session!

The workshops will be on a number of topics including the Mental Health Act and Signs of Safety; plus we’re going to have one room dedicated to employability skills to give guidance on CV Writing and Interview Skills. We’ll release a full schedule closer to the date, but these are definitely not to be missed!!

Announced Exhibitors:

  • West Sussex Council
  • Elder Live-In Care 
  • Richmond & Wandsworth Councils
  • Hays Social Care
  • Kent University
  • Skills for Care
  • Care Sourcer 
  • Kirwin Maclean Associates
  • Research in Practice
  • West Midlands Children’s Services 
  • Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace)
  • Independent Social Work Partnership
  • Edge Training
  • DoLSpro
  • Centre for Adult Social Care: Advice, Information & Dispute Resolution (CASCAIDr)
  • SPACE
  • Every Child Leaving Care Matters (ECLCM)
  • Potton Kare Services
  • National Careers Services 

Training Workshops include:

  • “Missing Vulnerable Adults & Children” by MP Ann Coffey
  • “Priorities For Model Social Work Practice” By Chief Social Worker Lyn Romeo
  • “Breathing, Playing, Laughing & Other Mindful ways to reduce stress” by Here and Now Training
  • “Working Effectively in Times of Austerity” by Hays Social Care
  • “Child Criminal Exploitation, County Lines & Cuckooing and Post-18 issues” by SPACE.
  • “Working with the Mental Health Act” by Tristan Johnson, One Stop Social & DoLSPro
  • “Social Work & Social Media: We look at how the profession is responding to the challenges and opportunities due to social media.” by The Open University
  • “Health coaching for behaviour change” by Dr Penny Newman, NHS Innovation Fellow
  • ‘From Transmission to Transformation: how using coaching enabled children’s social workers to enhance their practice & fulfil their vocational aspirations during a time of organisational crisis & rupture.’ by Suzanne Triggs, Doctoral Researcher & Social Work Lecturer.
  • “Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Lifelong effect- recognising FASD” by Red Balloon
  • “Supporting mothers along the ‘four steps’ to sexual abuse prevention: key messages for social workers from a community approach to sexual abuse prevention” by NSPCC
  • “Storytelling – helping children and adults with additional communication needs to cope with change (covering introductions, routines, wishes and feelings).” by CT Solutions
  • “Talking about culture & diversity: increasing confidence in direct work” by Louise Jones PSW for Wandsworth
  • “Parents as Partners: Tackling Child Exploitation” by Parents Against Children Sexual Exploitation (PACE).
  • “Giving Evidence in the Court for Social Worker.” by The Open University
  • “Improve ‘Service User’ outcomes & well-being: Building your Social Work ‘Resilience’ in Practice.” by Turn Over A New Leaf
  • “NLP and Interview Skills: Offering tools & techniques to improve your chances or ‘winning’ at interview” by Turn Over A New Leaf
  • “Social Work England: An introduction to the new regulator for social work” by Social Work England
  • Employability Skills – application, cv writing and interview skills by Matt Hughes, One Stop Social.
  • “Coersive Control” by Research in Practice
  • “SHARE – New Model for Social Work” by Jo Finch
  • “Legal Developments Under the Care Act: Be empowered to do better at difficult conversations” by CASCAIDr
  • “Uber, Zoopla, Deliveroo: how lessons from tech giants can help social workers find adult care” by Danae Shell, CMO at Care Sourcer
  • “The Forces that will Keep more Patients are Home” by Elder Live-In Care

Interested in advertising at Work and Care Together (London)?

We love promoting the collaborative nature of our industry so we’re offering you the chance to advertise your services in our event brochure!

Get in touch with the team today to find out more, either at central@onestopsocial.co.uk or on social media (@One_Stop_Social on Twitter or @onestopsocialcare on Facebook).

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