New Town Culture and System Change
A short film created by the GLA

Hear from Georgia and Petra, two social workers working in London borough of Barking and Dagenham share how their experience of working with New Town Culture helped bring culture and creativity into their practices and systems.

“We can get very blinkered in social work – monotone social work. We need to recognise we are working with different children with different cultures and needs. We can still do direct work, but we can do this in a more creative and engaging way. I was sceptical at first about the idea of art and social work – how will I have time? But now I feel I understand how to adapt social work so it’s more fun and engaging for children.”

Supervising Social Worker, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Find out about the transformation experience of being part of the Radio Ballads project with artist Helen Cammock and about the knowledge and skills they gained in completing the MA accredited Creative Social Work course developed by Goldsmiths University and New Town Culture.

This film was created by the GLA as part of the Cultural Impact Award and the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture