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February 2016

Aimi Jones – Practice Lead for the Family Intervention Service

By |February 12th, 2016|


Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!) – your work background, your interests…

My name is Aimi Jones, I am Practice Lead for the Family Intervention Service here at Wiltshire Council. I qualified as a Social Worker in 2010 at Oxford Brookes University. Since qualifying I have worked for […]

Michael Van Tromp – Aspiring Manager

By |February 5th, 2016|

Tell us a little bit about yourself – your work background, your interests…

My name is Michael Van Tromp. I qualified as a social worker in 2012 and always intended to work Child Protection. Before this I spent a number of years working within Residential Children’s Homes, as a Parent Support Advisor, as well as doing […]

December 2015

Katie’s Blog – Instalment 1

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Well, where to start?

This is my very first blog and I intend to share a little about myself and the journey that I am about to embark on.

My name is Katie; I am 28 years old and have worked for Wiltshire Council for 3 years. I currently work for the Specialist Contact and Assessment team, […]

November 2015

Forward thinking at Wiltshire Council (leads to healthy lives)

By |November 9th, 2015|

I joined Wiltshire Council back in June this year coming from the Leisure Trust sector. My initial draw to the post, Head of Service in Leisure Operations, was the ground breaking link to Public Health. My initial worries were that coming from the trust sector it would seem very bureaucratic but my first impressions are […]

September 2015

Looking back over my working life to date – 50 Years!

By |September 21st, 2015|

August 2015 has been somewhat of a land mark in my life as it represents the 50th anniversary of when I started full time employment at the Royal United Hospital in Bath on 1 August 1965 and furthermore, I celebrated my 70th birthday on 7 August this year by being promoted to Senior Democratic Services […]

June 2015

It’s one of those moments that every working parent dreads; child ill, full day of meetings, partner has the same and there are no grandparents on hand to step in!!

By |June 29th, 2015|

Ok, you may not have all those factors happening at once but even one of them coupled with a poorly child is enough to challenge the work/life balance juggling act to its limits.

That’s the situation I found myself in a couple of weeks’ ago but managed to work through it in a flexible way…..

I’m quite […]

April 2015

A day in the life of an adult care Occupational therapist

By |April 13th, 2015|

No two days are the same in my OT world – every day I am learning something new and never have a chance to get bored! Normally before starting my own work I like to complete my supervisor work. I supervise 6 Customer Coordinators (CCs) formally and am kept busy by their questions and queries. […]

December 2014

Induction Training Children’s Services Day 2

By |December 9th, 2014|

On a wet and windy morning, Terence Herbert, Associate Director of Operational Children’s Services kicked off day two of Wiltshire Council’s new Children’s Services Induction Programme detailing his vision for the Service, embracing new technologies and explaining the future challenges to continue the improvement journey.  It was a packed morning programme including a who’s who […]

My top tips for stress free annual leave- Hannah Munns

By |December 8th, 2014|

Social work appears to be linked with the word stress. Case loads, bad press, managing conflicting needs. But one of the most common causes for stress in my team is going on annual leave. It is not uncommon to hear the phrase “is it ever worth taking leave?” You panic beforehand about getting things done, […]

November 2014

Why is Wiltshire Council’s Learning & Development “Gold Star stuff!”?

By |November 26th, 2014|

There are many reasons that we’re really proud of the Learning and Development that we put in place to support our Social Care Teams and staff.

We offer a well organised programme of development throughout their careers. It’s tailored to the roles and as you, as a social care specialist, increase your capabilities so the learning […]