Social Work @ Melbourne 75th Anniversary Events with Prof Jill Manthorpe

As part of Social Work @ Melbourne 75th Anniversary, Professor Jill Manthorpe from King's College London will give a talk on working with carers and a master class in supervision.


Working with carers: Global challenges and local solutions in dementia care

Wednesday 18 November
Refreshements at 5.30pm followed by the lecture at 6 - 7pm
Theatre 2, Level 1 Alan Gilbert Building
161 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC, 3010

Professor Manthorpe has a long-standing interest in gerontology and has been advisor to the World Health Organisation, and health executives internationally. She is currently leading studies relating to homelessness and dementia, Adult Serious Case Reviews, and safeguarding outcomes. She has published on agency working and safeguarding, dementia and care management, carers' services, financial abuse of people with dementia, and what makes people happy working in care homes. She has been Trustee of a number of national and local voluntary groups including Action on Elder Abuse; Age Concern East Riding, and currently the Centre for Policy on Ageing. She is Emeritus Senior Investigator of the NIHR. For the past ten years she has been the Director of a UK Department of Health's Policy Research Unit.

Please register here.

Master Class: "Supervision – ambiguity and austerity"

Friday 20 November
Refreshments served from 8:30am with the class running from 9-11am
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 1, Theatre 2 

In this seminar, Prof Jill Manthorpe will discuss supervision in social work and social care using UK perspectives about positive perceptions of supervision and difficulties in giving and receiving supervision in its ideal state. While social work supervision forms the core of the discussion, the UK experiences necessitate an understanding of the role of supervision in inter-professional work and other opportunities to achieve some of the espoused outcomes of supervision, such as Communities of Practice. In the UK the role of supervision when working with adults is far less understood than that of children's social work, and its purposes, roles and functions may be differently articulated. Finally the question of cost-effectiveness of supervision may assume new relevance during the age of austerity in the UK and the seminar will debate ways of considering and allocating costs.

A fee of $10 will be charged. Please register here.

Please see flyer for further details regarding both these events.