World Social Work Day - The Year of Covid19
As we continue into 2021, we are all still waiting in earnest for the day some sort of normality returns. I think I speak for us all when I say, "Roll on 21st June!"
World Social Work Day is a day when more so than most, Social Workers are praised for their hard work, their dedication to helping others and working under some pretty stressful circumstances.
This year marks pretty much the anniversary of the first Covid19 lockdown and its pretty obvious to say that all Social Workers have seen a huge change in the way they do their job. Working from home, PPE for urgent visits, using ZOOM and other tech to meet with colleagues, managers, service users and other agencies to try and get their jobs done as effectively as possible. It's been an incredibly hard year for everyone and even from our point of view, talking to our Social Workers and their managers, burn out, stress and mental health issues have all played their part.
On behalf of Sheldon Phillips and our whole team, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all Social Workers and Managers out there that have worked their fingers to the bones in ridiculously hard circumstances over the last year and as you continue forward. You really are the unsung heroes in our Country, along with all of your colleagues and peers in the NHS.
If you ever want any advice or even just want to tear our ears off about how stressful life is, we are always here to talk, help and guide.
Sheldon Phillips.....it's our job to care too