Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

Published Tuesday, 15th December 2015
Visit of Lyn Romeo
Lyn Romeo visits Rotherham

The Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, visited Rotherham to meet with council staff, service users and carers and share views on the future of adult social work.

Around 50 social workers and managers who work with adults in Rotherham attended the event, held at the town’s New York Stadium.

Lyn Romeo shared her vision for the future of adult social care and her priorities in leading the service as well as outlining the Government’s priorities for social work and social care.

She also took part in a question and answer session with front-line staff, service users and carers.

Sam Newton, the Interim Head of Adult Services, said: “This visit provided our social work teams and the people they support with an opportunity to talk directly to the Chief Social Worker about how we deliver our services. We discussed the work we are doing to improve services and the care and support we provide for adults.

"It was really inspiring to hear Lyn talk about her priorities and to know that social work has a strong voice in government. She is passionate about the work that we do with adults and the professional support we provide to help people through very challenging times."

The event provided an opportunity to showcase the excellent work being done by the Council’s Vulnerable Persons Team. This team supports adults who do not meet the criteria for existing services or who are unable to engage with statutory services due to their chaotic lifestyles.

Professor Graeme Betts, Interim Strategic Director of Adult Social Services, also outlined the Council’s plans for developing adult social care in Rotherham.

Pictured from the left are Graeme Betts, Rotherham Council’s Interim Strategic Director of Adult Social Services; Nigel Parr, Principal Social Worker; Jan Bean, Safeguarding Adults Domestic Abuse Manager; Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults; Liz Booth, Chair of Rotherham Older People’s Forum; Sam Newton, Interim Head of Adult Services and David Bishop, a carer.