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Social workers shortlisted for top national awards

Two social workers from Dorset were shortlisted for prestigious awards in recognition of their outstanding work in supporting vulnerable adults.
Linzi Gow, Specialist Manager with the Adult Access Team at Dorset Council was selected for Team Leader of the Year – Adult Services and Tilly Bowden, a social worker, was selected for Adult Social Worker of the Year.

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

The awards were organised by The Social Work Awards charity, which aims to improve public awareness and understanding of social work by showing the positive impact of social workers in the wide range of roles they undertake.

Mathew Kendall, Executive Director for Adults 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 and wholeheartedly supported their nominations for the Social Worker of the Year awards".

Both Linzi and Tilly made it to the final six in each of their categories, and received certificates of recognition.
For more information about the awards, visit

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