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On 5th May, Unity members got together to mark:


The group reflected on achievements to date and remembered members who have been involved throughout the years.  The event was also used to say farewell to Sara Hitchin, who has stepped down from the role of co-convenor, to take on other administrative roles within the University.  The group presented Sara with a card and flowers and showcased photos of Unity input over the years.

Thank you Sara

Thank you Sara

Sara has been involved with Unity since 2009 and has worked hard to ensure that service user & carers’ voices are an integral part of the design and delivery of the degree programmes.

Sian Lucas will move forward as the sole convenor.


Call for new Unity Members

Do you have experience of using social work services?  Would you like to share your experiences of social work, contribute to social work education and improve social work services?

Service user and carer involvement is an important part of the social work degree programmes at the University of Stirling.  Unity has been established since 2005, during which time, members have designed and delivered teaching contributions, produced a DVD and participated in events across the University as well as nationally. Unity members meet regularly and are supported by staff from the social work programme.

Unity members are a supportive group of people who have previously, or who continue to use social work services.  Unity members tell us that many advantages of becoming a member; this poster gives an idea of some of the benefits that Unity membership offers.

Whether your experience of social work services was good/bad/indifferent, we welcome your input.   The great thing is that; you only need to have experience of using social work services, no other experience is necessary.

We are looking for people who have experience of using any social work service, this can be: alcohol and drug services, fostering and adoption, support for children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, health problems, dementia services and any other reason that brought you into contact with social work.

For further information please contact Siân Lucas on 01786 467980

Unity members look forward to welcoming you!



What makes Unity work?

Unity has been established for 10 years!we are 10 brick


 In this time, Unity members have worked hard to make the group a success & to make service user and carer involvement an integral part of the social work degree programmes at the University of Stirling.

Click on the link below to find a poster, designed by Unity members, which identifies what makes Unity work.

What makes Unity work?

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