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Lyn Romeo

Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health.

Positive interventions and how to make them - Part One

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wooden figures holding hands in a circle

I was delighted when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence began work on guidelines for social work with adults experiencing complex needs. I am pleased to host blogs from two members of the guideline committee, Ellie and Chloe, who reflect on their involvement and the guidelines' importance.

Positive interventions and how to make them - Part Two

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people examining evidence

NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have guidelines for social work with adults experiencing complex needs. This is the second of two blogs from members of the guideline committee, Ellie and Chloe, who reflect on their involvement and the importance of the guidelines.

Delivering the promise of integrated health and care

Jigsaw piece being fitted

Earlier this summer , the Department of Health and Social Care's plan for digital health and social care included the assertion that the “long-term sustainability of health and social care is dependent on having the right digital foundations in place, and so digital transformation must be the linchpin upon which all... reforms are based.”

Pride Month and social work's essential role

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Rainbow flag

As a lesbian, I always enjoy the visibility that Pride Month brings to those of us who are LGBTQ+ and the support it provides for our communities, families, friends and networks. As a social worker, it reminds me how vital it is for social work practice to protect and promote the human rights of everyone.

Promote the vote

People queuing to vote

I am delighted to have a guest blog from my social work colleagues in Bradford and people with whom they work. Together they have made great progress in making sure people with learning disabilities achieve citizenship inclusion outcomes in many ways, but very importantly, through exercising their right to vote.

Carers Week: adult social work's role supporting unpaid carers

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Man helping another man to go up the hill in the sunrise.

"It is part of our job as social workers to be intuitively and professionally aware of the needs of those we serve" says Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults. "Carers Week emphasises the theme of making sure carers are ‘visible, valued and supported’, which reminds us of the principles of our practice."

Chief Social Worker for Adults Annual Report 2021-22: strength from adversity

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It is with a sense of relief, but also pride in our collective resilience as a profession, that we are able to publish the Chief Social Worker for Adults Annual Report 2021-22 in a world which has, at long last, regained some of the familiar trappings of normality.