Amazingly informative! and thanks for presenting it in such a relatable and personable way that I could actually understand– Participant
Absolutely fantastic - I am now so inspired to share this with other agencies and colleagues– Participant
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What does research and expert practice tell us about the relevance of executive functioning assessments to work with people who are homeless or rough sleeping and who have complex needs?
Speaker: Ellie Atkins, Senior Social Worker and Safeguarding Lead, Adult Social Care Substance misuse and entrenched rough sleeper team, Manchester City Council. Internship, NHS Research & Development North West.
'The Care Act 2014 provided an opportunity for social work to start levelling up the equity gap for some of the most excluded people in our society. I'm a frontline practitioner of 20 years, working with adults who tell me their stories of childhood trauma and neglect, and that they feel excluded by closed doors to services, a metaphor for 'you are not worthy'. These were often the people that remained on the streets during 'Everybody In'. The pandemic revealed what we can do differently, and how we can open the door to people who do not have the capacity to act.'—Ellie Atkins
The event, which takes place online only, is part of our Homelessness Series.
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