Social Work Students Reflections

As we approach the end of the month, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Evie Gill and Jan Yeboah, our social work students who will be leaving our team. Their dedication and hard work have been a tremendous asset to our caseworkers and the entire team. While we're sad to see them go, we're excited for the next chapter in their journey and wish them every success.

Here's a little quote from each of them;

“It has been such a great experience working within a team that has so much passion towards supporting people that are on their asylum journey. During my time at DCRS, I have been able to expand my knowledge of the asylum system within the UK and the structural powers that have such impactful effects on individuals. Through having the opportunity to support and work alongside such a diverse group of people, I have enriched my cultural knowledge and appreciation, with the bonus of being lucky enough to have tried some delicious traditional foods! It has been great to see how much positivity the activities and trips at DCRS have brought to all that have been on them. I don’t want my placement here to end!” - Evie Gill

As a social work student at Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support, my experience has been profoundly impactful. Engaging directly with refugees and asylum seekers has deepened my under of trauma informed practice, cultural sensitivity, and the critical role of advocacy. Having the privilege of collaborating with skilled caseworkers has hones my skills in needs assessment, intervention and multiagency working. This placement has not only enriched my learning but also reinforced my commitment to social justice and empowering people. Thank you all so much for the support and guidance you have shown me throughout this placement, I will never forget it and you will all be missed.”- Jan Yeboah