The social workers flying the flag for Hampshire

Oct 18 2017

Social Workers

When social care makes the headlines it can sometimes be for the wrong reasons. For every negative story, thousands of positive ones are unheard.  So we are very pleased that five of our social care staff delivering  support to the most vulnerable children and adults in Hampshire are in the running to be named Social Worker of the Year 2017.

Their nominations for these prestigious national awards highlight the outstanding contributions to social care they have made. Each one of them represents the most innovative and dedicated social workers who want to deliver the best services they can to improve the lives of people in Hampshire.

They are:

Adults’ Health and Care

  • Nikki Mahony – Championing Social Work Values category
  • Claire Lillywhite  - Adult Social Worker of the Year category
  • David Evenden – Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year category
  • Gary Spencer-Humphrey - Newly Qualified Adult Social Worker of the Year category

Children’s Services

  • Duart Peacock - Lifetime Achievement award

They will join a total of 81 finalists from across the country at the Social Worker of the Year 2017 event in November. We’ll be wishing them all the best of luck at the finals. 

We believe our staff are our most important resource in making a positive difference to the lives of the families we support, and these awards recognise some of the best, whether they have just joined the profession for the first time, to those who have dedicated their entire working lives to the profession.

We’re recruiting now for experienced social workers. With opportunities available in both adult and children’s social care, now is the time to join a leading authority and be at the forefront of innovation and improvement.  Find out more