I am a student in my second year of the BA (Hons) in Social Work at the University of Sunderland. I am currently working with DASH as part of my 70-day practice placement. During my time on placement with DASH, I have had the opportunity to work as part of a skilled team in a professional practice setting. Consequently, working as part of a skilled team has offered me the opportunity to develop my practice skills by planning and taking part in interviews, carrying out risk assessments and providing housing support to a diverse range of service users. Furthermore, this has allowed me to build up a portfolio of evidence for the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), which is an essential component of my social work degree.