What does a social worker do all day? What are the pressures and challenges you face? How much of your time is taken up by paperwork, driving or negotiating the last custard cream from a colleague holding it to ransom?
Community Care and Unison are partnering up to answer these questions (minus the custard cream one) and capture 24 hours in the life of the workforce through our Social Work Watch survey.
On 21 September, we’ll be asking how you spent your day. How many hours did you work? What was your caseload? What kind of work did you do? How did it make a difference to the lives of the people you support? What was the impact on your own wellbeing?
The goal is to highlight the work of a profession that is too often hidden from view, show the pressures you face and also shine a light on the excellent work social workers do.
Those who complete the survey on the day, or soon after, will also be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad Mini.
The results of the survey will be treated anonymously, but will be shared to help shine a light on what social workers experience in a 24 hour period.
You can also follow the day and share what you’re doing as you go on Twitter, using the hashtag #SocialWorkWatch.