SW2020 Covid-19 Magazine: Homepage

Welcome to SW2020 Covid-19!

Hello and welcome to the website of SW2020 Covid-19 magazine. This was a free, online magazine/journal which was published in five editions between April 9th, 2020 and July 14th, 2020 during the height of the first UK lockdown due to the Covid pandemic: all of the contents of the magazine remain available via this site.

Navigating the magazine

Either use the Menu button at the top right hand-side of the screen which will allow you to navigate to the different editions of the magazine. Alternatively, scroll to the very bottom of the web page where you will see individual contributions listed under Categories.

Background to SW2020 Covid-19 Magazine

The magazine was set up as a forum for people to share ideas, thoughts, and experiences related to the Covid pandemic and social work and care. It encouraged submissions from people with expertise by experience, practitioners, activists, as well as academics, and encouraged a mixture of forms of submission : from shorter form academic journal type submissions, to personal reflections, creative writing, art work and cartoons.

The five editions contain exactly 100 submissions in total which came from from authors based in all four UK countries as well as from Australia, Canada, China, Ireland and Israel.

The magazine was run by a six person editorial collective based in the UK consisting of Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Christian Kerr, Gillian MacIntryre, Abyd Quinn-Aziz and Robin Sen (five social work academics based in England, Scotland and Wales and a social work practitioner based in England). You can contact any of the previous collective individually at their email addresses which are listed here.

The editorial collective summarised some of the key pieces of learning from the magazine in a journal article published in Social Work Education journal which can be accessed here with a journal subscription. If you do not have access to the full journal article then please contact one of the editorial collective members for a pre-publication version of the article.