Tag Archives: relational work

Relationships are at the heart of early intervention

Relationships have the power to change lives. We know trust and empathy are the key to success for early interventions. There is now a strong case that public services must change to be more ‘relationship enabling’ – so what does that look like? 

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Time, Space and Trust: Participle’s Open House on working relationally

It’s been one month since Participle held its second ever Open House evening, and we’ve been getting lots of questions about how it went, what was discussed, and how people can attend in future.

As the event was all about how to build relationships and connect communities, we thought we might as well share this on the Relational Welfare blog. We’ll also let you know how to get on the invite list for future Participle events if you fancy it – we’d love to see you there. Continue reading Time, Space and Trust: Participle’s Open House on working relationally

All Wound Up

Working intensively with people leaves you both exhausted and wound up at the end of the day, even in the best of circumstances. The people working this way need support, including those in the JobCentre.

By Jessica Hughes, Head of Marketing and Facilitator for Backr

“We’re winding down for December.” I seem to be hearing this phrase a lot at the moment. And whilst it’s understandable, as many of us do tend to wind down our work around the festive period, this isn’t necessarily a luxury extended to those who work on the frontline of services. Regardless of what time of year it is, life goes on for the people we’re helping. Continue reading All Wound Up

“I love the interaction with people”: Samir Dawlatly, GP

A GP from Birmingham on what his job is really like, why many health problems are related to social problems , and the tricks he uses to keep himself at his best while connecting with patients all day long. 

If our model of general practice were not so familiar, it would sound more like a slightly sadistic game show format than a job. Continue reading “I love the interaction with people”: Samir Dawlatly, GP

First steps to thinking relationally

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase.

-Martin Luther King Jr

At Participle, we strongly believe that a 21st century welfare system must work relationally. (In fact we believe it so strongly, that’s what we’ve named our blog.) So what does that look like? Continue reading First steps to thinking relationally

Communication can be a sore subject… or is that sensitive?

We’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to make a good relational worker – someone who can work with people to help them live the life they want. Whether you’re a social worker, a nurse, or in one of the many other kinds of roles helping people sort out problems, a big part of this is listening. At the same time, if you want to work together, you’ve also got to make sure they get what you’re saying too. Continue reading Communication can be a sore subject… or is that sensitive?

Great Interactions in Social Care: Nature plus Nurture

Across MacIntyre we use the slogan ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’, to sum up our way of working. Social care is all about relationships. Continue reading Great Interactions in Social Care: Nature plus Nurture