Here, 35-year-old student and single mum Hannah Beniston (final year Social Work BSc(Hons)), tells how she’s providing vital help while balancing the needs of her two teenage children.
“Since the new guidelines regarding coronavirus were introduced, I have been mostly working from home and have had to adapt the way I work. This is because I’m not based in our office with a team around me to guide me with my learning.
Initially I was told by the university my placement may need to be postponed but I felt I had come so far and worked so hard for this degree, I didn’t want to abruptly stop now. I was fully prepared to continue working frontline for a cause I feel so passionately about.
Fortunately, there was a change in university guidelines which meant with the use of extra support and supervisions from the university, my practice educator and supervisor and daily Skype meetings with the rest of the Duty and Assessment Team it has been made possible for me to continue with this placement.