Capturing a day in the life of Worthing social work

Capturing a day in the life of Worthing social work


A unique insight into a day in the life of a Worthing social worker has been captured in the latest of a series of films by West Sussex County Council.

The short video follows Jane Bosworth, a Senior Social Work Practitioner in the Worthing Community Team at West Sussex County Council.

It is the second part of the ‘Real social work: making the difference in West Sussex’ film series which last month featured 26-year-old Abby Lonsdale, a social worker in the learning disabilities team.

The videos illustrate the job social workers do across the county and can be viewed on the West Sussex County Council YouTube channel.

The latest mini-documentary shows Jane visiting a customer who has recently undergone back surgery to assess for any change in their care needs.

She said: “Being filmed was an opportunity to give people some insight into the role that social workers have within the community.

“When you see the positive effect that social can have in enabling and empowering people to achieve their maximum independence there is a great sense of achievement.

“Social work is an important and necessary job and although it can be challenging at times it is a profession that many find fulfilling.”

Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “Our teams of social workers continually support some of the most vulnerable people in our society every day.

“Social work is a difficult and complex job but extremely rewarding, which Jane has done a brilliant job of highlighting in this video.”

You can find out more on the West Sussex County Council website.