Dorset social workers shortlisted for national awards 

Dorset social workers shortlisted for national awards 

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 8:00am 5th December 2019.

Two social workers from Dorset have been shortlisted for the Social Worker of the Year Awards in London.

Linzi Gow was selected for Team Leader of the Year and Tilly Bowden was chosen for Adult Social Worker of the Year. 

The awards recognise outstanding work in supporting vulnerable adults - and aim to raise awareness and understanding of the positive impact social work has on the community.

Mathew Kendall, executive director for Adult Services at Dorset Council said: 

"Linzi and Tilly are both exceptional social workers. Their commitment to helping others, both in their teams and the residents they work with, is second to none, as the testimonies in support of their nominations can prove. 

"Linzi and Tilly are well respected in everything they do. They both want to enhance and share their social work experiences. We're really proud of them."

Tilly Baden, Linzi Gow and Mathew Kendall

Both Linzi and Tilly made it to the final six in each of their categories, and received certificates of recognition. 

They attended the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards at a national ceremony in London on Friday 29th November.