Social care team's work highlighted in national report

Adult social care Published Thursday, 5th April 2018

The work of an Adults Social Care team at Worcestershire County Council has been highlighted in a national report.

The Young Adults Team gets a special mention in the 2017/18 Annual Report of the national Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo.

The team is a dedicated social work team that was set up to support transition from childhood to adulthood and minimise the stress of change for service users and their families or carers.

Worcestershire County Council looks after some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Avril Wilson, Interim Director of Adult Services at Worcestershire County Council, said: "We’re really pleased that the great work of our Young Adults Team has been highlighted in this report.

"The team works holistically, giving young adults and their families time to plan for changes as young people face all the excitement and challenges of becoming young adults.

"The case study included in Lyn Romeo's annual report is a good example of collaboration across adults and children's services with skilled social workers promoting great outcomes, so congratulations to all those involved."

The team supports young people aged 16 to 25 with a learning disability, physical disability or complex health and social care needs.

The team sits in adult social care but reports to both children's and adults' services. They work with around 300 young people at any one time, most of whom have learning disabilities and attend special schools, while 15 to 20 per cent have physical disabilities.

To read Worcestershire's inclusion in the full report go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/691638/Chief_Social_Worker_for_Adults_-_Annual_report_2018.pdf