Monmouthshire County Council is to celebrate the contribution made by its social work staff on World Social Work Day – Tuesday, 15th March – when organisations across the globe join together under the common theme of “Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples”.

The county’s social workers have good reason to be proud about the support they provide to the community and have shared stories about the outstanding work they carry out. The teamwork, communication and perseverance displayed by the occupation make a positive difference for individuals and families, enabling them to live full lives

The council is running a campaign on its social media channels to highlight the contribution of its social work staff – these include social workers, care staff, support workers, shared lives carers and such health service partners as occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

The council is currently recruiting staff to its Social Care, Housing & Health Directorate. Chief Officer, Claire Marchant said: “Monmouthshire is a beautiful county with a wonderful community and great opportunities. We have some really exciting vacancies available so please visit our website to find out more.”

Councillor Geoff Burrows, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for social care said: “The council prioritises the protection of our county’s vulnerable people and the role played by our social work staff is key to enabling them to live a life of dignity. I’m proud of the directorate’s achievements and the continuing commitment of staff to the care of looked-after children, the elderly and people with disabilities.”

The council has produced two videos and photos to support the campaign. These will feature on its Facebook and Twitter pages.