Independent Social Work Services for Adults and Older People



ISWP. The Philosophy

We are committed to providing advice and assistance to anyone who approaches us which will enable them, and their relatives and advisors, to make informed decisions about their life and the way they wish to live it.

We work ethically and to social enterprise principles. We will continue to reinvest time to provide guidance and help to individuals and to other social care agencies. We invite customer feedback and we regularly evaluate our service performance.

We will at all times maintain the highest professional ethical standards through integrity and respect for all of our clients and other stakeholders.

We will support equality and diversity in all we do and strive to create relationships based upon mutual trust regardless of personal circumstance.

Our practice is governed by Social Work England’s Professional Standards which can be found at

We believe that being independent allows us the opportunity to offer a truly impartial professional social work service.

All Social Workers who are affiliated to ISWP are qualified and experienced professionals. We:

  • hold enhanced DBS checks
  • are registered with Social Work England or The Care Council for Wales
  • carry Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
  • are members of BASW and subscribe to the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Work
  • are self-employed and will negotiate and agree Terms and Conditions and Fees individually with prospective clients

ISWP Social Workers and Social Care Consultants comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and are individually registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We are a personal business and pride ourselves in our rapid response to all referrals. We are able to travel throughout the North West, North Wales and further afield including the Midlands, Yorkshire, North-East, London and the South East of England

We also work with a small and select network of other skilled and experienced social workers across the country.