Our staff work hard to support students on placements in their projects. Helping a newcomer to understand the social care environment can be demanding and at times difficult although usually very rewarding. This year we provided 75 social work placements through 23 Universities and we now have 63 qualified practice educators at Creative Support.
The feedback we receive from universities and students is very positive and the Midlands is doing particularly well for compliments this year. Staffordshire University let us know how impressed they were with the professionalism and support given by staff at Leonora Street and Robert Heath Street. North East Worcestershire College have similarly said how well staff at the Droitwich Project supported a student of theirs and thanked Mary Gleaves for her valuable contribution, which helped them to be placed in the top ten social work courses by the GSCC! So … well done to the Midlands!
This is not to detract from the North East, North West and South where projects all continue to provide very good placements, thanks to the support of staff.
If you are interested in being an on-site supervisor or practice educator to a social work student, or (if you are a qualified nurse) in mentoring a nursing student, please contact Margaret Littlejohn, Practice Learning Co-ordinator at head office on 0161 236 0829. Training will be provided for all these roles.