As we approach a festive season that will be very different for all of us, Fran Leddra and Mark Harvey, our Chief Social Workers for Adults, offer their hopes, thoughts and heartfelt thanks for the support of health and care colleagues this year. Their message is simple: look after your own mental and physical health as much as those around you. You deserve as much support as anyone else.
Fran Leddra is the interim joint Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health and Social Care. She shares the role with Mark Harvey, Operations Director for adult disability services in Hertfordshire County Council.
Fran is also Principal Social Worker and Strategic Lead of Safeguarding and Adult Social Care in Thurrock Council.
Over a month ago, our Joint Chief Social Workers for Adults, Fran Leddra and Mark Harvey, used their Social Work With Adults blog to highlight the importance of maintaining human connections during the coronavirus pandemic.
It remains important for the care and support workforce - as well as NHS colleagues and our communities - to foster resilience in the midst of these challenges. The publication of new health and wellbeing guidance for care and support professionals is therefore hugely welcome at this time, as they explain...
In the first in a series of blogs by inspirational women marking International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Fran Leddra Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults reflects on the women in her life who have nurtured, taught and inspired her, both personally and professionally. Starting with her amazing mum!