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Social Workers: Mental Health

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 99115, tabled on 5 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend bursaries for student mental health social workers.

Answered on

28 October 2020

Final year students in receipt of the bursary whose studies were disrupted by the pandemic will receive a pro-rated 2019/20 bursary for the period of their course extension to enable them to complete their studies.

The NHS Business Services Authority administer the social work bursaries and we would encourage any student who needs a course extension to speak directly to their university who can advise on requesting one through the NHS Business Services Authority process.