Peter Wright, Advanced Urgent Care Practitioner for the Community Urgent Care Team (CUCT) at Care Plus Group, was awarded for Outstanding Commitment to Mentorship at a recent awards ceremony.
Peter mentored Rio Egerton, FdA Social Care student, on her student placement with the CUCT giving her a great insight into pursuing a career in social work. Rio now has a role at the Community Inpatient Unit where she assists patients to achieve their goals on the road to recovery.
She aspires to complete a Masters Degree in Social Work and go on to become a Social Worker.
Shortly after the award ceremony, Rio provided a statement about the nomination, she said:
“I nominated Peter for this award as he was an amazing mentor during my student placement with the Community Urgent Care Team (CUCT) at Care Plus Group.
“Peter had shown and taught me everything about being an adult social worker including how to assess under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the eligibility criteria of the Care Act 2014. Peter has also shown me first-hand experience using this as a social worker in the field. Peter has inspired me to become an adult social worker after I have completed my studies and has given me the confidence to now become a recovery worker for Care Plus Group at Cambridge Park Community Inpatient Unit (CIU).
“Thank you so much Peter for the experience you have taught me and the outstanding care that you give to others! you have really inspired me and I’m sure you will inspire more around you too. Well done!”
When we asked Peter about his experience mentoring Rio, he said:
“Rio gained a great level of understanding about the service and how those prospective professions work together to get the best possible outcomes for the service users we work with.
“She absorbed this information excellently and demonstrated strong social work values, compassion, and empathy towards service users. Rio had good, relevant experience of working as a carer in a local care home previously.
“It will also equip her with excellent skills and help her achieve her goal of becoming a Social Worker, which I have no doubt she will achieve.”