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What our people say

Here`s a taste of what life`s like for social workers here in Ealing, told by the people who matter.

Ruth Lacey | Service Manager and Principal Social Worker

As Principal Social Worker, Ruth provides a connection between senior management and front-line staff. She ensures that social workers’ concerns and issues are heard and used to shape services. For her, one of Ealing’s strengths is that senior managers are so visible and supportive.


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Catherine Hoy | Deputy Team Manager

Catherine talks about the support she has received at every stage of her career, as well as what makes this such a positive and child-focused place. With regular supervision and support from senior management, social workers are empowered to achieve excellent outcomes.


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Jill Pearce | Head of Training and Development

Continuous learning is at the heart of social work practice in Ealing. Jill describes some of our imaginative programmes – from the support that newly qualified social workers can look forward to in their first year to our innovative career progression scheme.


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Reena Nehta | Senior Social Worker

We asked Reena to tell us about the culture within her team and the wider organisation – and how, when she joined us, it was important that she had the time to get to know her colleagues and what was expected of her in her role.


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Ryan Murphy | Deputy Team Manager

Having progressed from Social Worker to Deputy Team Manager with us, Ryan describes his experience at Ealing – and how the organisation is very much willing to learn and grow, developing services to meet the needs of the communities it serves.


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Susan Stephen | Social Worker

Susan talks about the spirit of innovation within Ealing, and the open door policy which encourages a free flow of ideas. Because of this, social workers feel able to freely discuss any issues they might have – and know they’ll receive full support at every level.


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