World Social Work Day
To mark World Social Work Day today, we are sharing with you some of the inspirational work of Social Workers in Sefton.
A Social Worker, who has worked in Sefton for many years recalls a gentleman she recently met and was able to support integrating back into the community and reconnect with his family.
‘He has previously been homeless and spent most of his life outside therefore struggles with being indoors. The support that he has from Sefton has improved his mood and again has lessened the impact of the deprivation He can now access the community safely without being exploited and he has been able to rebuild a relationship with his family whom he has been estranged from for many years.’
Another of our Social Workers told us about a young couple she met and supported into independent living,
‘The young couple both had Learning Disabilities, Individually they both received a high care package and were both in supported living. Sefton assisted their transition to move in together. The couple then progressed to getting married they now both have jobs and only receive a minimal care package, to assist them with budgeting and keeping a home.’
A Social Worker who assessed an elderly gentleman, was able to help him reduce risks and increase his social engagement,
‘A joint visit was recently undertaken with a district nurse to assess a gentleman in his 80’s, who was not managing to live independently, he had no food in the cupboards and his personal hygiene was poor. He was having falls and ringing the ambulance service numerous times, He had four separate admissions into hospital in six weeks. Sefton arranged a short term placement that day. He was very pleased with this and is now settled, feeling safe and secure and has had no further hospital admissions.’
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