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'What do you think about forgetting the whole thing and just going back to trying to help people a bit.'
Undervalued,underpaid,worried about my future, still enough of my problems...what can I do for you?
'Here's your rock...you'll find your hard place over there!'
"Here at Wiblington social services we value our staff and respect the need to treat them as individuals...this for example is individual No 126H/89."
"I thought the new strategy for getting rid of bedblockers involved social workers and a care pathway!"
"Well on a positive note, the cuts to the furniture budget have given me thighs of steel!"
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"The department brought in a business consultant who recommended a 20% cut in compassion to save money. So in future when you come in you'll have to talk to yourself!"
"The new minimum wage has had a big impact on the cost of providing social care..."
"This is Jane, your allocated worker. If there's anything worrying you then she's the person to share your concerns with so that they get recorded and filed properly!"
"Always keen to see youthful enthusiasm but before we start 'making the world a better place' could we have a look at how you fill out forms..."
"Social Workers are used to focussing on the rights of the individual..."
"These are the people I hate dealing with...buried in debt unsure about their futures, no hopes or prospects."
"The media is always being criticised for criticising social worker..."
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"Another 3% 'efficiency' savings...how do the beancounters at treasury come up with these figures?"
"The time when kids left care with a black plastic bag stuffed with their few belongings are long gone..."
"I just can't hide my feelings any more...for years I've buried them, been too scared of peoples reactions. I can't lie any more, people have to know the real me."
"You will often be dealing with people at the end of their tether..."
"As a minister I am full aware that some front line staff might think that I'm a little out of touch with the rigours of face to face social work."
"Be prepared to be hated!"
"We desperately need to recruit more foster parents....people with compassion, people who care. People who want to make a difference."
"The government is totally committed on addressing the needs of the individual client needing care services....this for example is individual no. 13476.GB/43."
"It's clear that if we want staff to cope we have to give them appropriate training."
"Have you read this report? Staff are spending 60% of their time on admin!"
"You're book wasn't quite what I expected...it may have to fit into our Horror catalogue."