A Day In The Life Of...An EDT Worker


In December 2015 i-studentglobal spoke to a number of healthcare professionals to find out a bit more about their daily working lives. We spoke to Charlotte Flynn, a Support Worker in the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) for Social Services at Lancashire County Council. 

How long have you been working in your current role and how many people work within your department?

I've been working in my current position for 1 - 2 years.

Is there such a thing as a typical working pattern? How many shifts do you usually work over a 4-week period?

I work out of hours so anytime after 5 right through to 9am. Plus weekends and bank holidays.

What are your day to day duties?

I have a case load which includes childcare and adult cases. I follow up on these by making equiries with other professionals such as police and health to make sure a situation is safe till the regular day services are back in. I also take all the new referrals over the phone that EDT will be dealing with that night.

A short film about anxiety, a common issue for the EDTs, by Phil Coleman

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