Real social work: making the difference in West Sussex

Our video series captures a day in the life of social workers in West Sussex.

Watch a day in the life of a West Sussex social worker.


About

About

About

A unique insight into a day in the life of a West Sussex social worker has been captured in a series of films by West Sussex County Council.

Titled ‘Real Social Work: Making the difference in West Sussex’, the short documentaries will highlight the job social workers do in the county.

Social work is a difficult, complex and at times volatile job but our team of social workers are motivated and committed, making difficult decisions every day.

The videos illustrate the job social workers do across the county and can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Adam's story

Adam's story

Our first 'Real Social Work' film follows a day in the life of senior social work practitioner and approved mental health professional Adam Drage.

He is shown meeting with Jack, a young person, who after spending time in hospital because of mental health needs is about to move into a community placement where support will be available to him 24 hours a day.

Adam, 30, said: “I really enjoy my job. It can be challenging but if you put a lot into this job then you get a lot out of it. If you want to do something where you are doing a job that is making an impact and is meaningful then become a social worker.”

The film also features Jack’s mum, Sue, talking about the impact Adam has had on Jack’s life.

She says on the film: “It’s been a very, very positive experience since Adam’s been involved with Jack.

“Adam has been there and supported us and made us feel actually there is light at the end of the tunnel.”


Jane's story

Jane's story

Our second short video follows Jane Bosworth, a Senior Social Work Practitioner in the Worthing Community Team at West Sussex County Council.