Mend the Gap – BCU enhancing support for carers

Birmingham City University’s Department of Social work hosted a ‘Mend the Gap’ pilot project on behalf of the Regional West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. The project was designed to identify, and resolve, gaps in social work provision for carers of people with learning disabilities and/or difficulties.

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Yvonne, Social Work student: “For me, I’m not only a student, I’m also a carer for my son who has autism, so, by being around other carers, I’ve actually managed to network with them and I’ve seen myself some of the gaps that exist within society. So, it’s taught me, as a student, to consider how I’m going to become a good social worker and how I’m going to make a difference for service users and their carers.”

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