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Rewarding,fun,sence of achievment, making a difference .

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Professional, person centred,for people using the service and employees,approachable and understanding,only let down for myself as an employe is the new Oracle Fusion when it is eventually up and running after a lengthy progress I hope everyone who uses it can use it for the purpose it is installed for because at the moment it is an ongoing stress to new employees ,employees just can't afford to wait to be able to use the system ,eventually good staff with great potentiL will quit the job ,due to not being paid or be able to do online madatory training ,this is a shame because working for Lancashire County Council is and should be a real privilege 👍


To work with and support amazing people


ORACLe FUSion system is a big let down
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Stressful and lack of staff

What is the best part of working at the company?Team colleagues are ok, some are very supportive What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Work loads pressures, lack of staffWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful, demanding high pressure What is a typical day like for you at the company?No two days the same apart from stress
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  • Time and location flexibility
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose

Good fast paced working environment.

I learnt a lot during my time at Lancashire and improved my assessment and interviewing skills. My written skills also improved as you are writing a high number of complex reports within tight deadlines.


Lovely office, good management and great opportunity to learn.


Long working hours, need to meet tight deadlines.
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Working in Lancashire in the Fostering Service was a good experience and I leant a lot from it.

I learn a lot from being in a fast past environment and working to tight deadline on complex cases. I learnt to improve my interview and assessment skills. The team was great and it was a good working environment with excellent business support which was appreciated by the whole team. Overall it was a good experience, despite the expected stresses of the day to day role.


Good team environment, excellent business support, nice office and well paid. Good opportunity for improving assesssment skills.


Long hours & a few management changes.
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Busy environment

working at lancashire county council through an agency contract was stressful as there was very basic training and no one to guide you even though it was disclosed i had never done the job before.
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Fantastic place to work

I have been working in my team for 2 years now. I love working with children and families with disabilities. I find it challenging but rewarding at the same time. I'm in a really supportive team. I have a very good work life balance. I have a case load of been 22 and 19. This is manageable caseloads. There is lots to lure. Complex Child in Need, child protection, children in are care and mental capacity.


Working from home good work life balance.


All social worker in all local attractions need a pay rise.
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Fast paced environment

During my time at LCC I found my workmates were helpful and supportive of each other, however the management team was often observed to be lacking. Often people reported the management tactics to be of a bullying nature. However, this was not true of all managers, some were very helpful and supportive.
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Great place to work, gave me the opportunity to learn

I enjoyed working at Lancashire County Council as this gave me the opportunity to develop my practice, working with a cross-section of people with different needs, ranging from generic adults, adults with learning disabilities, mental health, hospital discharge and adults with physical needs
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Very good for advancement

I very much enjoyed my time with Lancashire, I felt supported although not as much as full time employees due to me being an agency worker. I was respected by my team and also the management around me. I had a wonderful time whilst working for them. The only negative i would raise to anyone is the parking situation which can be awful at times.
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Lovely Team

The team I worked in was lovely, however there was no senior management support and no backing when this is required. The job again was busy and hard going and as with any Social Work post it has its pro's and cons.


Great Team


Unwritten rules on extra working hours being a given
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Supportive environment

I had a positive experience as a student within this organisation, I was always well supported. I had a wealth of learning opportunities and was always working in a comfortable environment.
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Difficult with all the austerity cuts

I have learned very good communication and negotiation skills. Working with a diverse community. Working in partnership with other agencies in a multi agency capacity. Most enjoyable part was being able to offer support and help and advice to children and families in need and to affect change for the better for these families.
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Loved working for LCC

Excellent council to work for, managers were amazing, very supportive and would go above and beyond to help you be the best practitioner you could be!
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Very good

Very good to work for. Excellent support. I recieve a lot of support as a newly qualified social worker working for the council. I enjoy my job here but I am looking to take a new direction in my career.
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Great place, warm and friendly poeple.

I completed my final year placement at Lancashire County Council and I have had the good fortune to work across 4 different teams within the council. This has given mew the opportunity to work under four different managers, all of which have been a pleasure. I feel privileged to have worked for such a wonderful organisation and I have genuinely made life long friends here. If I was not in Australia I would go straight back to Lancashire County Council,
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Friendly and helpful team

Co workers are very supportive and helpful. Management discussed caseloads and ensured individuals received support.


flexible working


very busy team
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Social Worker at Lancashire County Council

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£34,754 per year

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Based on 369 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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