Gavin and Stacey star James Corden stood up for social workers during a Q&A session at a charity fundraising event last week.
Corden, who has also held starring roles in a number of films including The History Boys, said he knew “the struggles” faced by social workers in the current climate as his mother and sister had both worked in the social care sector.
“My mum and sister are both social workers, so I’m well aware of the struggles that they face and the funds that they need. It’s great to go away from tonight knowing that we have all done a little bit to help,” Corden told the audience at a fundraising event for Manchester social care charity The Fed.
Corden, 33, has previously spoken about his mum’s work as a social worker in interviews.
His sister, Ruth, graduated from a social work degree at Bedfordshire University in late 2010. In January 2011 controversy arose after it emerged she had been billed as a ‘social worker’ in a Channel 4 programme despite not being registered with the General Social Care Council at the time.
Image: James Corden with staff from The Fed social care charity Credit: The Fed/PeppermintPR