England's Chief Social Worker for Adults visits west Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester Council recently welcomed Lyn Romeo, England's Chief Social Worker for Adults, to the borough and showcased the range of support provided by social workers and other professionals to help people enjoy happy and healthy lives.
As part of the visit, Lyn met Council staff training and practising as social workers from across adult social care, hearing how:
- the Council has worked with partners on innovative approaches to social work with homeless people
- social workers have helped people with complex needs access support
- the Council is supporting different routes to qualify as social workers for apprentices and graduate trainees.
The visit followed the annual social work health check, which ranked the Council in the top ten organisations in the country to work for by social workers.
The report, produced by the Standards for Employers of Social Workers using information provided by social workers in west Cheshire, highlighted how it is a positive place for social workers and other professionals to forge a successful career for themselves in adult social care.
It mentioned how staff had said the Council promoted a working environment that upholds ethical practice and quality standards, with words like innovative, supportive and nurturing used to describe working in this area.
Councillor Val Armstrong, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, said:
There are plenty of opportunities for people to join the Council or one of its partners and make a real difference in adult social care, whether you're looking to start a career in the sector or for a new challenge with plenty of opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
The Council offers a competitive salary for the sector, an excellent pension scheme with significant employer contributions, ongoing training and development opportunities, reward schemes and much more.