A SOMERSET Council social worker has been nominated for an award in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to social work.

Sue Waring will head to London on November 3 in order to attend the Social Worker of the Year Awards ceremony.

She is one of just six finalists shortlisted for the lifetime achievement award.

Councillor Dean Ruddle, Lead Member for Adult Social Care at Somerset Council, said: “I am beyond delighted to see one of Somerset Council’s own shortlisted for such a prestigious prize. I wish Sue all the very best of luck for November.

"I know they will all say that the work is its own reward, but it is fantastic when social workers receive the recognition that they deserve on a national stage."

Peter Hay CBE, Chair of the Social Work Awards, said: "Being nominated for a national award, whilst supporting others during very challenging times, is a remarkable achievement of which you should be very proud."