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    Hi there I have an interview for year 2 social work at UWS. It is a group discussion on the social workers response to the welfare reform and policies of austerity. if anyone has any advice, that would be amazing.
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    Hi, ive got a UWS interview this week for Social Work and its the same discussion. Have you had yours yet ? . I really dont know what to be looking for for a social workers response to the welfare reform and policies of austerity. If you have had yours what kind of stuff was spoke about ? any help would be great
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    (Original post by Student94600)
    Hi, ive got a UWS interview this week for Social Work and its the same discussion. Have you had yours yet ? . I really dont know what to be looking for for a social workers response to the welfare reform and policies of austerity. If you have had yours what kind of stuff was spoke about ? any help would be great
    Think about how welfare reform and austerity affects potential service users, and then how that impacts on the profession.
    Less money usually = more social issues
    local authority funding cuts mean that services which helped local people (disability services, respite care for carers, transport to hospitals, school funding, loads of stuff) has been cut, while social work budgets have also been cut. Essentially the government policies are both creating more work for social workers while limiting our resources and ability to support the people who have been further thrust into hardship by said policies.

    There's masses of stuff online about the effects of austerity, have a read and just keep relating it back to how it would affect service users and thus social work.
 
 
 
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