London Borough of Tower Hamlets is proud to be sponsoring Mental Health Social Worker of the Year at this year’s Social Worker of the Year Awards. We know that mental health social workers play a crucial role in people’s lives and we are delighted to be involved in recognising this.
Being a mental health social worker can be both demanding and rewarding, navigating through often highly complex circumstances. Through empathy, through personalised and strengths-based practice and often through persistence, mental health social workers can have a transformative effect on people’s lives.
Tower Hamlets is a proud employer of social workers and an exciting place to work: We support, value and empower social workers in order to support, value and empower people who need care and support. We are delighted to have been awarded silver status by Investors in People. Through initiatives such as the Social Work Academy, we are constantly striving for ways to develop and value our staff. We are proud of our TOWER values (Together, Open, Willing, Excellent, Respect), which set out how we approach our work. We are proud to work in close partnership with others, including the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT): the trust is the main provider of mental health support in the borough and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. Finally, we are proud of what local people tell us about their experiences of support and the positive impact it has on their lives.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets is thrilled to be part of the Social Worker of the Year Awards and would like to congratulate all the social workers that are honoured this year. As ever, we would like to thank all those who work in social care, your commitment to improving the lives of children and adults should be continually celebrated.