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Blog: what motivates a service manager in our social work team?

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In recognition of World Social Work Day we are sharing stories from our social care team.

This year’s theme is ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’.

Sarah Hollinshead-Bland, our service manager for operations, central area, tells us what motivates her in her role:-

Sarah Hollinshead-Bland

Sarah Hollinshead-Bland

This year I celebrate 30 years of working in the social care and health sector and what a privilege it has been and continues to be.

My career started in mental health services and, fancying a new challenge, I was then employed to set up a sexual health service for young people with the aim of reducing teenage pregnancy.

I then discovered the world of adult safeguarding, which has been my passion ever since. My career proves how much the field of social care has to offer as a career choice and I would definitely recommend it.

Although varied, each of my roles have a couple of things in common: fighting for the rights of people, and working in partnership with other organisations. These things remain my motivation to this day.

Sarah Hollinshead-Bland

Find out about the many rewarding and varied ways to make a difference when you work in social care.  Visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/adult-social-care-jobs/