Practitioners working for the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Adult Social Care services have a sense of pride in their job.

That’s according to the latest Social Work and Wider Workforce Health Checks, annual surveys which assess the health and wellbeing of social workers and other frontline practitioners within Adult Social Care.

Practitioners said that the council promotes relationship working, which helps them to support adults with care and support needs in the city, and the majority plan to stay with the council in the year ahead. They would also recommend the council as an employer to their friends and family.

The survey found that, while some practitioners are working over their contracted hours, the majority feel that the council supports them to make time for their own self care and wellbeing, with social workers reporting more manageable workloads and reduced stress this year.  

A report due to go to Adult Scrutiny Panel next week (19 March, 2024) also shows that almost all practitioners are satisfied with learning and development opportunities and an increasing number are accessing research and articles which enhances their knowledge and skills.  

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “I would like to extend my thanks for the fantastic work all of our staff in Adult Social Care do for people in our city.

“Wolverhampton is a place where social care practitioners and social workers can make a real difference to the lives of adults with care and support needs and carers. 

“I am really pleased to hear that staff see their future with us at the council and we absolutely will continue to invest in their learning and development. We have actions already in place to further support our social workers and wider workforce this coming year.”

For more information about social work jobs available with the City of Wolverhampton Council, please visit Social Work Jobs in Wolverhampton.