Social workers in adult services carry out work with adults from a range of backgrounds, many of whom are extremely vulnerable, requiring a sensitive, and supportive approach. Adult social workers provide support and assistance to maintain and promote the independence and well-being of adults. Treating adults with dignity and respect is a key core social work value.
Adult social workers work with:
Social workers work with some of the most vulnerable adults in society and deserve respect and appreciation for the valuable contribution they make to society.
Managing Director Sarah Stowe said: “In the same way that children’s social workers only tend to receive media attention once systemic failings result in harm coming to a child, social workers in adult services only receive media coverage when a vulnerable older person has been abused or neglected.”
“Yet every day, social workers work tirelessly to provide assistance and support and help them to access care packages to live as independently as possible and with dignity and respect.”
“This vital work needs celebrating and highlighting, which we hope to achieve through our #RespectforSocialWork campaign,” concluded Sarah Stowe.
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