Supporting carers: the social worker

What is the video about?

This film focuses on the work of Nicola James, a social worker for Surrey County Council. Nicola works with disabled young adults and their carers. She introduces us to Caroline Hunter, who cares for her son, who is autistic and has severe learning disabilities. Nicola’s work with the Hunter family demonstrates how considering the needs of both the service user and the carer can have a positive impact on the whole family.

Messages for practice

  1. Social workers should consider both the needs of the service user and the carer when devising a care plan.

Who will find this useful?

Social workers; carers; social care and social work students.