The UK’s Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo paid a visit to Northamptonshire this week to meet with staff who care for thousands of vulnerable people in the county.
Northamptonshire County Council chief executive Theresa Grant and the senior leadership team met with Lyn before she spent the day with almost 100 employees from Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) and LGSS.
Staff enjoyed a lively debate about social care and a thought-provoking training day where Lyn shared innovative ways to provide residents with high quality care.
She also discussed the immense value of social work and the importance of making sure local communities are at the heart of care services.
As the UK’s Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn provides independent expert advice to ministers on social work reform, and ensures that children and adults get the best possible help from social workers.
Northamptonshire County Council chief executive Theresa Grant said:
“It was a pleasure to meet Lyn this week. Her role as Chief Social Worker gives her a unique perspective on the challenges our social workers face on a daily basis.
“Lyn is extremely supportive and engaging and keen to see our improvement journey in Northamptonshire achieve the best outcomes possible for our most vulnerable residents.
“We are very fortunate to have Lyn’s support.”
Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member for adult social care, Cllr Sandra Naden Horley said:
“Staff thoroughly enjoyed hearing Lyn’s fascinating journey into social work and the event enabled staff to share their ambitions about the social care provision in the county.”
“Lyn was impressed that we are ensuring thousands of residents in Northamptonshire are being supported with the right level of care to meet their needs.“