Person holding a cup of tea
Video, 17 mins

The Power of Small Gestures

Social work and home visits

The film

In this short film, co-researchers from The Power of Small Gestures project share their stories of having social workers in their homes. They explore the importance of social workers making small gestures such as accepting a cup of tea, offering to remove shoes or remarking on a family pet in enhancing home visits for both parties.

The Power of Small Gestures research project is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council exploring the role of relationships in social worker practice.

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The Team

Research

  • Dr Rachael Black, Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Social Science
  • Dr Michaela Rogers, Sociological Studies
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Partners

  • Liam Toner, Sheffield City Council