HORNCHURCH and Upminster MP Angela Watkinson has undertaken a fact-finding visit to see how service users are helping to shape the social work degree course at Havering College.
The Conservative MP met a group of service users and carers whose role is to provide feedback on their own experiences to help shape the education of tomorrow’s social workers.
Havering College currently has 250 students BA (Hons) Social Work course and has developed close links with local authorities and agencies in the region.
The college places great importance on the service users’ participation programme and employs two service co-ordinators to support the group.
Angela was welcomed to the Havering College Quarles Campus in Harold Hill by deputy principal Maria Thompson.