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Amanda Kelly

Social Worker of the Year Awards 2014

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IMPOWER had the pleasure of sponsoring the 2014 Social Worker of the Year Awards, which were held at the Lancaster Hotel in London last Friday evening. It was a truly fabulous evening and such a pleasure to see so many people taking the time out to celebrate the incredible work that social workers up and down the country do each and every day.

The stories of the shortlisted candidates were inspiring and humbling. The room was full of respect, admiration and affection for not only the people sitting at the tables but for the people whose lives these incredible people set out each day to make better.

However, before this all sounds a bit too worthy… I have to say it was a really fun evening too. The wine flowed and in equal measure the chatter and banter got louder. The earlier presentations were warmly welcomed but as the night went on (and the wine continued to flow), the winner announcements drew cheers, whoops, whistles and rapturous applause culminating in a standing ovation for the lifetime achievement award , the outstanding contribution to social work award and the overall social worker of the year award.

It was lovely to be part of the fun and to help celebrate the wonderful work delivered by social workers. Congratulations to everyone involved in organising the evening. It was great and if you’ll have us, we’d love to come back next year!

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