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Silver for the Preparation for Adulthood Team

23 Nov 2021,

Bradford Council’s Preparation for Adulthood team are celebrating their proud win as they picked up the Silver Award for the ‘Team of the Year’ (Thursday, 17 November) at the annual and most prestigious Social Work of Year Awards 2021.

The awards ceremony is the leading celebration of its kind in the social care sector and recognises the achievements and successes of professional’s most innovative and dedicated social workers.

The Preparation to Adulthood team work alongside social workers in Children’s Services in the Complex Health and Disabilities Team to support those young people who live in Bradford and have complex needs as a result of a diagnosed moderate or severe learning or physical disability providing the necessary support and advice to guide them through the transition from young person to adulthood.

The team provide a crucial service to young people who will need continuing support from adult social care, in supporting them to take the next step in life and making sure support mechanisms are in place whether its helping to find a job, moving to new accommodation and living alone.

The awards are judged by leading influencers and industry professionals with expertise in the field of social care including Lyn Romeo, Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults as well as many others who dedicate their time to the industry.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the team were shortlisted and came home with the Silver Award it recognises the dedication of all staff who are making a positive difference to the lives of young people they are working with but also helps us to inspire colleagues.”

The awards ceremony was held online where individuals and teams from local authorities across England joined in to watch and celebrate the success of all those winners as well as those shortlisted. There are 12 categories in total across children’s and adult services and the event provides the opportunity to bring together the staff and highlight the great work being done.

You can read more about how the Preparation for Adulthood team can help you here on the Bradford Local offer.

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