Hampshire social worker nominated for national award

A deaf Hampshire Council social worker has been nominated for the council worker of the year award.

Paul Burrows, who is a senior project officer in the adult services department and has been nominated in the initiative category, has devised a computerised form which dramatically reduces paperwork.

The form, which replaces over 28 separate documents, has freed up frontline social workers to spend more time with clients.

Burrows’ son Jason, one of his three children, has severe speech and language impairment and learning disabilities.

Burrows gave up his job as a financial adviser so he could work in Jason’s school and enjoyed it so much he studied to become a social worker.
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