Social Work Student Placements

Empowerment has a long history of working with students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Lancaster University. We provide placements to student social workers completing a degree or masters in social work, offering short practice placements of 30 days or longer placements of 80 to 100 days.

We strive to create a valuable learning experience for students who have a placement with us and aim to offer and excellent, safe and supportive environment where there is plenty of opportunity to develop ideas, learn new skills and further your knowledge.

What areas could I be working in?
Health and Social Care Advocacy
Self Advocacy for people with learning disabilities
The Den (Children’s IDVA)
Blackpool Dementia Support


What will my placement involve?
Working with Empowerment will involve working 1:1 with vulnerable adults or children, performing home visits, supporting service users to a range of health and social care appointments (including GP, mental health, care planning, best interests meetings), assisting people through NHS complaints processes or facilitating a club for
adults with learning disabilities. You will be invited
to take part in relevant training in safeguarding
and advocacy.

If you require further information about a placement with us please contact us highlighting your interest in a social work placement along with your name and contact number.