David picks up top award

David Minto, right,  receives his award from James Rook, from headline sponsor Sanctuary Social Care, and Ruth Smith , from media partner Community Care.
David Minto, right, receives his award from James Rook, from headline sponsor Sanctuary Social Care, and Ruth Smith , from media partner Community Care.

A social worker has been praised for his excellent practice and leadership after winning a top prize at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards.

David Minto, who works for the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, delivering adult social care services in partnership with Northumberland County Council, was named Team Leader of the Year for Adult Services during the awards ceremony in London. He is pictured, right, with James Rook and Ruth Smith.