Faye earns Parliament privilege for social work

Faye Wilson (centre) at the House of Commons with Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo (right) and Michelle Smith, The College of Social Work (left).
Faye Wilson (centre) at the House of Commons with Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo (right) and Michelle Smith, The College of Social Work (left).

An ‘outstanding’ Northumberland social worker has enjoyed an outing to the Commons.

Faye Wilson, from Bothal, took the accolade for Outstanding Contribution To Social Work in the national Social Worker of the Year Awards in November for her work both influencing Government policy and at the forefront of practice.

Now she has attended an exclusive Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons to recognise her achievement and promote this year’s gongs.

She said: “Winning the award back in November and then being invited to the House of Commons has been a wonderful experience.

“It’s so important to represent the social work profession and for the voice of the profession to be heard. It is important to celebrate what social work does across the country, which is taking service users on a journey and helping make a difference to their lives.”

Ms Wilson, who has more than 40 years’ experience in mental health social work, celebrated her success with England’s Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo.

This year’s awards will open for entries on March 30, with 17 categories. For more information visit www.socialworkawards.com