Maureen in running for top award

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A social worker from Morpeth has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her outstanding work with adults.

Maureen Jaimin, adult social care team manager at Northumberland County Council, has been nominated for the adult social worker of the year prize at the Social Worker of the Year Awards.

She was nominated for her work in hospitals and in the community with adults who suffer from a mental illness.

Her work has resulted in medical and social care professionals across multiple agencies working more closely together to improve support for vulnerable people with very complex needs.

Maureen said: “I feel very humbled and honoured to have been shortlisted.

“I see this as not an individual achievement; rather, as recognition by the judges of excellent team work and commitment to social work values to give people more choice and control over services whilst keeping them safe.”

The awards are being held in London on November 29.

Daljit Lally, corporate director of adults, housing and community health at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council said: “Congratulations to Maureen for this outstanding achievement.

“Social work can be both very rewarding and often challenging especially when supporting people with very complex needs.

“We are delighted that Maureen’s work has been recognised nationally through this prestigious award and we wish her the best of luck in the final.”