About the writers

photo-on-07-12-2016-at-11-01 Stephen J. Mordue Stephen is a lecturer in social work at the University of Sunderland, in the North East of England. He is also Practice Learning Coordinator for the University. He was a social work practitioner for 12 years working on an Older Persons team. His particular areas of interest are working with people with dementia, communication, how organisations function, and the application of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. He is programme leader for the Best Interests Assessment course at the University and teaches the Working with Adults module on the BA programme as well as teaching into the MA programme. He is passionate about being organised, productivity and self care – ask him about diary management and spreadsheets! Stephen’s also a musician – click here And a Self Care Blogger – click here Jamie Scorer Jamie has worked in social care for 30 years. He is a qualified social worker, and worked in a local authority as a senior social worker in a MCA/DoLS team. Jamie is now a lecturer at Sunderland University.               George Bull George was a Social Worker at the Connected Carers Team South Tyneside. He has been a social worker for 10 years working mainly in child protection and Early Help. He has lectured with Jamie Scorer at New College Durham, University of Sunderland and University of Northumbria in solution focused practice.