My Interpretation on Strength Based Approaches in Adult Social Care as a Human and Social Sciences Student.

Zuzanna Oliwkiewicz My name is Zuzanna, I am currently studying human and social sciences at Cardiff University. I’ve had the opportunity to work with CASCADE over the past semester as a part of my placement journey. I’ve joined meetings, webinars, searched for venues and even got sucked into helping with the big move! As I… Read More

Interdependence, Attachment and Positive Contribution: why relationships matter in strengths based practice

In a Social Care assessment, if a person has eligible needs identified, then the worker considers what, from the person’s assets and strengths can be drawn upon  in order to meet those needs. The Worker is encouraged to consider assets first, services last thus preventing, reducing or delaying the need for perhaps more formalised input… Read More

Thoughts on Strengths-based approaches

I am passionate about strengths-based approaches to social work practice, so much so that I have dedicated my doctoral research project to studying this field. I hope that my work will help to shape the development of systems and structures that support real strengths-based working across adult services. But what do I mean when I… Read More