We are very pleased, (and excited!), to announce that three new practitioners have joined the One Stop Social Family! They are based across the UK and are all already proving to be a huge hit with us here at One Stop Social!
In the coming weeks, Natalie, Danielle and Sarah will be joined by several more Experienced Practitioners, so watch this space!
With over 50 Professionals expressing an interest in working with One Stop Social, our current compliment of bloggers, and judging by the excellent feedback we are getting, we appear to be hitting the right markers with what Social Workers and Care Professionals are looking for.
Meet the new members of the Team!
Originally from South Wales, Natalie began a career working in administration in Local Government for several years before leaving to study for an art degree. On completion of her Art Degree, and with her continued interest in Art and its therapeutic qualities, Natalie developed and ran a number of creative workshops, which supported adults with substance misuse and mental health issues. Natalie also has relevant experience in working with adults with learning disabilities and is soon to be a Registered Social Worker with a MSc in Social Work, which she will receive in London.
Danielle is a 2nd year Social Work Student (BA Hons) with a Passion for Palliative Care within Social Work. She is due to begin her 3rd year this September. With over 10 years of experience working within the Adult Social Care Sector, including hospitals, care homes and within the community, during which time Danielle completed National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s) Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. Her aim for joining One Stop Social is to provide information on as many services as possible in one location, (a ‘one stop shop’), for Social Work and Care Professionals that is user friendly and accessible to all. Danielle also hopes that such knowledge will assist in her professional development as a Social Worker so that she will be able to provide effective services/delivery to those who need support.
Sarah recently joined the One Stop Social family in July 2017. Sarah will be commencing a Master’s Degree in Social Work this September after having successfully completed a BA Hons Degree in Health and Applied Social Studies. Over the years, Sarah has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience, in a variety of paid employment, volunteering roles and further education, ranging from Advocacy, working alongside Lancashire Constabulary, Outreach with Street Sex Workers, Youth Offending Team work, Volunteer Recovery Support Worker in the alcohol and substance misuse field, and at a Pupil Referral Unit. We have no doubt that Sarah’s excellent and extensive knowledge base will be a huge asset to any front-line practitioner, (or the general public), when using One Stop Social’s website to search, find and refer to locally based services.
Matt Hughes, Social Worker & Director for One Stop Social, had this to say:
“I am very pleased that we have managed to add Danielle, Sarah and Natalie to our ever growing Team. They all come with excellent skills, knowledge and relevant front-line experience, which, as most of you that follow us will know, is something that is very important to us. I have no doubt that they will excel – in fact that are already creating positive waves with us here at One Stop Social! By joining us we hope that they can share their expertise and knowledge base with others, and in return we also hope it provides them with the opportunity to develop their own practice, which I know is something of significant importance to us and them.”