Worcestershire Social Worker Honoured with Prestigious National Award

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Worcestershire Social Worker Honoured with Prestigious National Award

In a heartening acknowledgement of exemplary service, Worcestershire County Council proudly announces the recognition of one of its own social workers on a national platform. Lucy Wilkin, an Advanced Social Work Practitioner within the Council’s Adult Mental Health Team, has been bestowed with a coveted accolade by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) as part of its esteemed ‘Amazing Social Workers’ campaign.

Lucy’s commendation stems from her unwavering dedication and remarkable contributions to her profession. Positioned at the forefront of the Adult Mental Health Team, she epitomises the essence of compassionate care and professional commitment. Speaking on her recognition, Lucy expressed her surprise and gratitude towards BASW, highlighting her profound sense of fulfilment in supporting residents with their mental health challenges.

“I am truly humbled by this recognition from the British Association of Social Workers,” Lucy shared. “Working alongside my colleagues in mental health care is not just a profession but a passion. Together, we strive to provide holistic support to our residents, ensuring they receive the assistance they need to navigate through complex mental health difficulties.”

Lucy’s sentiments echo the ethos of the ‘Amazing Social Workers’ campaign, which celebrates the extraordinary endeavours of social work professionals across the nation. Run by BASW, the campaign serves as a platform to honour individuals and teams whose dedication embodies the transformative power of social work in our communities.

Kerry McCrossan, Assistant Director for Adult Social Care at Worcestershire County Council, lauded Lucy’s achievement, emphasising the profound impact of her work in fostering mental health support and recovery. “Lucy’s recognition is truly well-deserved,” McCrossan remarked. “Her commitment to partnering with individuals to address their mental health needs is exemplary.”

Lucy’s commendation is part of a broader celebration within the social work profession, with 148 individuals and teams recognised for their outstanding contributions this year. BASW’s commitment to showcasing these achievements underscores the vital role of social work in promoting human rights and social justice, particularly during challenging times.

Reflecting on the significance of the awards, BASW UK Chair Julia Ross remarked, “These awards provide a valuable opportunity to highlight the inspiring work of social workers and express gratitude for their positive impact on people’s lives.” With a record number of nominations received this year, the awards serve as a testament to the resilience and dedication of social workers nationwide.

As Lucy Wilkin’s story resonates throughout Worcestershire and beyond, it serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative power of empathy and dedication in the realm of social work, enriching the lives of individuals and communities alike.

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