June 2014

My Week by Head of Social Work Emile: Friday

Posted on: 27th June 2014

This is the final installment of B&S Head of Social Work Emile’s week-long outline of the varied, busy and complex workload of an in-house social worker supporting the needs of…

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My Week by Head of Social Work Emile: Thursday

Posted on: 26th June 2014

Thursday I start my day with several cups of black coffee on the way to a Child In Need meeting over in Newham. My role is to ensure that Body…

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Walking the Talk: Teen Spirit’s Night of Resilience

Posted on: 26th June 2014

Last week, Teen Spirit hosted a ‘Walk the Talk’ carousel night, putting into practice what we’ve been discussing through our past month’s theme of resilience.  With different workshops focusing on…

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My Life at the Moment

Posted on: 25th June 2014

Take a look at this amazing poem which formed a rap written by Martine who is 13 and comes to the BaSe group. Martine wrote this rap as part of a…

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My Week by Head of Social Work Emile: Wednesday

Posted on: 25th June 2014

Our insight into our in-house social worker Emile’s weekly challenges and tasks continues… Wednesday We start the morning with our Service Team meeting to debrief on Tuesday evening services and…

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My Week by Head of Social Work Emile: Tuesday

Posted on: 24th June 2014

Body & Soul’s Lead Social Worker Emile carries on telling us about a week in the shoes of an in-house social worker.Read yesterday’s instalment. Tuesday I begin preparing for a busy…

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My Week by Head of Social Work Emile: Monday

Posted on: 23rd June 2014

The range and complexity of our members’ needs is exceptionally diverse and challenging. As such, no week as a social worker at Body & Soul is ever the same. Body…

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Famous for three minutes and 72 seconds?

Posted on: 18th June 2014

Thanks to Jo for this post. In 1968 the artist Andy Warhol said: “In future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” If that’s true then I’ve got another 11.28…

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Sleeplessness and Cognitive Development in Children

Posted on: 9th June 2014

A few weeks ago I was finding myself a little sleep-deprived thanks to the arrival of my neighbour’s children for a holiday visit.  I know I’m not the only one…

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All Geared Up

Posted on: 9th June 2014

Thanks to Teen Spirit volunteer Simone for this blog post Thomas Jefferson once said that ‘a walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of…

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