This week, following World Social Work Day, Milton Keynes City Council is paying tribute to its teams of social workers and encouraging others to find out more about a career in social care.
MK’s social workers work with the most vulnerable children, adults and families, often in partnership with NHS health professionals and other local agencies. In the past year, more than 3,600 children and young people and 3,000 adults have received help from specialist teams.
Some residents have extremely complex needs, and social workers make sure they are receiving the right support and care as well as providing advice.
The adult social care team also works with people who are leaving hospital but need extra help and sometimes equipment to settle back into their home and stay independent. More than 1,850 local people have been helped this way over the past year.
''Our social workers do an incredible and often difficult job. They ensure that vulnerable people of all ages are listened to and work hard to connect families and individuals with the right support. Social work provides opportunities to work with adults, children and families and we know the enormous impact they can have. If you are looking for a rewarding career with the chance to learn new skills, we’d love to hear from you.'' - Councillor Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families
MK City Council has a dedicated website for anyone interested in pursuing or developing a career in social care. There is information around support, training and career opportunities plus videos from colleagues who share their own experiences.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.mkcounciljobs.org.uk/