Published: Tuesday, 21st Mar 2023

Bolton’s hardworking and dedicated social workers have received a well deserved “thank you” as part of an international day of recognition.

World Social Work Day is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the profession and to recognise staff for their continued commitment.

The theme of this year’s World Social Work Day is “respecting diversity through joint social action”.

Bolton Town Hall will light up in red and blue this evening to mark the occasion.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Anne Galloway said:

“We are incredibly proud of Bolton’s outstanding social workers who always go above and beyond to support children, families, and adults.

“Our social workers are essential in supporting many of our residents to thrive and achieve their full potential.

“It is only right we take this occasion to highlight this valuable profession and thank those who make such a difference.”

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Cllr Andy Morgan, said:

“We are lucky in Bolton to have a strong working relationship across the public and voluntary sectors which allows us to collaborate in supporting our diverse communities.

“All year round, our social workers support people from all backgrounds to overcome the most challenging of circumstances.

“Today is a great opportunity to thank them, and to urge anyone considering becoming a social worker to find out more about this rewarding career.”