Stockton-on-Tees social worker scoops national award
A social worker for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has won a prestigious national award for her work with adults and their families.
Vicki Ingham, Reablement Assessment Manager, won the Adult Social Worker of the Year 2017 Silver Award at a ceremony in London on Friday (24 November).
The award category recognises qualified social workers in England who have made a difference through their outstanding work with adults.
Vicki has been instrumental in developing the integrated working arrangements between the Council and NHS since April 2016 - making sure residents are discharged safely and efficiently from hospital and helping them to live independently at home. She has also helped to empower local people, their families and local communities to take an active part in their health and well-being.
Vicki said: "I was proud to have been nominated for the award, so to win the Silver Award is an amazing achievement. The award ceremony was a fantastic experience and it was a great opportunity to celebrate the success as a team. I am very grateful for all of the kind comments and support that I have received from my colleagues and managers."
Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, added: "Congratulations to Vicki. She's an incredibly skilled and committed social worker, who works so hard to make a huge difference to the lives of others and protect those most in need. Vicki is a credit to the Council and I'm delighted that her work has been recognised with such a prestigious award."