“I’m an Independent Social Worker with 20 years experience working with older people and adults in Cheshire and I want to help you.”

Sally Smith Social Worker

Sally Smith, Independent Social Worker

BA (Hons), DipSW, MBASW, HCPC Reg

About Sally

I qualified as a Social Worker in 1994 and worked for the local authority in Cheshire for 20 years. Whilst I loved my job, I felt frustrated because I wasn’t able to support family carers in the way I felt they deserved.

I have been the main carer for members of my family and I really understand the impact this has on families. Whilst every family is unique, my professional knowledge and experience, both professionally and personally, means I am confident I can support you with all the challenges you face.

My service is open to anyone, without any eligibility criteria or delay, starting immediately with a no obligation telephone consultation first to talk about the challenges you are currently facing. 

I launched ‘I’m Worried About Mum‘ because I recognised a need to offer families an independent personalised social care advice and support service for both them and their loved ones.

I believe it is time to change the way we offer care and support to take the pressure off families as much as possible.

If this sounds like the kind of support you need, please contact me now.

I’m Worried About Mum

I provide instant access to high-quality advice and expertise which is completely independent of local authority provision. This allows me to provide support and guidance directly to family carers when they need it most. Navigating the social care system can be confusing and I will always give impartial, professional advice based on my assessment of your situation. This will always be in line with social work values and the appropriate legislation. This way, I can ensure I’m Worried About Mum is the right service for you.


I specialise in guiding families of vulnerable adults and older people. Family members who rely on you to keep them safe and well cared for. Guiding people, like you, who juggle family, work and caring for someone. I provide support when you’re doing your best but struggling to overcome the challenges you face.


I help families to take control of their own lives by planning and finding social care for their loved ones, keeping them both independent and happy at home for longer. I do this by offering a bespoke social work service directly to your home. I support you by listening to your worries, identifying key problems and blocks, and plan your services so you don’t have to worry anymore. 

Care Advice
Independent Social Worker

My aims

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I want to enhance people’s lives and reduce the amount of time they spend worrying about their loved ones.


I believe emotional support needs to be backed up with practical action which you can trust me to deliver.


I will always value, respect and support you to live the life you want to live.


I believe that older life should be about growth and new opportunities. Not decline; or getting stuck in a rut.


Everyone needs to have meaning in life; a purpose and a sense of belonging.