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Social Work Week 2023

Monday, 20 March 2023

This week is Social Work Week. A week that shines a spotlight on the Social Work profession and gives an insight into the various roles available with an aim to attract more people to the sector.

Social workers aim to improve people's lives by helping with a range of challenges as well as promoting human rights and wellbeing. Social workers protect children and adults making sure those who are most vulnerable are looked after and supported. From helping a family under pressure, to supporting someone with mental illness, social work is a varied, demanding, often emotional but also a very rewarding career choice.

We're an organisation where you are supported to develop and achieve exceptional results as a social worker. Last year, our very own Kirstie Baughan, who's worked for them for over eight years was the winner of not one, but two national awards at the Social Worker of the Year awards 2022, including, Social Worker of the Year and Social Justice Advocate for her work specifically on promoting justice and raising awareness for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people.

Making sure residents can live their best lives is what social work is all about. Striving to make every single person's life better and supporting them in their individual circumstances.

If you're interested in following in Kirstie's footsteps and want to become a social worker, or are just interested to know more about social work in general, visit jobs and careers.