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A Future with Hope

A historic new partnership will help usher-in a new generation of specialist social workers.

In our 140th anniversary year we are pleased to announce a unique collaboration which will see the recruitment of three Social Work students every year become dedicated Nugent trainees.

The partnership brings us together with one of Liverpool’s most respected and established organisations: Liverpool Hope University, with a mission to helping the most marginalised and oppressed people in society, and a commitment to social justice, to complement our dedicated work caring, educating, protecting and inspiring vulnerable children, young people and adults through our schools, care homes, and community and social work services.

The undergraduates will undertake a series of social work placements within Nugent’s establishments with the aim to not only provide students with crucial hands-on experience, but to also help them forge a tangible career pathway.

Normandie Wragg, CEO of Nugent, said: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Liverpool Hope University for this exciting new initiative, which will offer social work students the sort of professional experiences and opportunities which will see them thriving in their careers. It’s about having the same shared values – improving peoples’ lives and improving therapeutic outcomes of the people we serve.”

Professor Michael Lavalette, Head of Hope’s School of Social Sciences, said: “Our Social Work degree is a value driven programme, where dedicated work placement time makes up a quarter of the degree in total. Which is why this new collaboration between Hope and Nugent is so important to us. There will be no limits on the vast array of skills a student might glean from their time with Nugent.”

Liverpool Hope University and Nugent will now begin recruiting the first crop of three students to begin their learning journey in September 2021.

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