I am so excited to say I’ve become the disability rep for the Social Work Action Group.
I found SWAG this year and immediately found people who shared my passion for seeing change in social work. An amazing mix of people with personal/lived experience of social work, students, academics and social workers joining together. We learn from each other to make changes.
Disability is something that needs to be discussed in social work. The language used is not in keeping with the majority of the disabled community. There is a gap in knowledge and there is often an assumption that disabled people cannot be social workers.
We will start to create positive change. To work towards better language and better access. For social work to actually champion and demonstrate the social model of disability in action!
If you are passionate about anti oppressive practice being truly embedded into social work practice and you want to create change, then get in touch and join us.