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key worker

Medspeak-UK
(1) A person in the UK who works in certain public sector jobs—e.g., NHS clinical staff—who is eligible for government assistance in buying a home.
(2) A person, usually a social worker or a nurse who is assigned to a person with mental health problems, who acts at the person’s point of contact with a community mental health team.

Key workers, UK
• Clinical NHS staff (not including doctors and dentists).
• Social workers, nursery nurses, educational psychologists and therapists (e.g., occupational therapists) employed by local authorities, the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service or the NHS.
• Qualified environmental health officers/practitioners who work in a local authority, government agency, the NHS or other public sector agencies.
• Teachers and nursery nurses in schools and further education or sixth form colleges.
• Police officers, community support officers and some civilian staff.
• Firefighters and some other uniformed staff in Fire and Rescue Services.
• Connexions personal advisors employed by a local authority or a Connexions partnership.
• Highways Agency staff in certain safety roles in the traffic officer service
modified from Directgov.

Medspeak-US
A health or other professional who is responsible for coordinating the treatment and care of those who are ill.
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After seven years of work and partnership involving Nottingham Youth for Christ (NYfC) and South Notts Churches involving the appointments of dedicated keyworkers at the East Leake Academy changes are having to be made.
Uno de los impactos de la exposicion a los pedagogos sociales fue que el papel del keyworker (un empleado del sector publico que se considera que ofrece un servicio esencial) se hizo mas dinamico: 'se involucran en trabajar y discutir junto a ese joven acerca de que necesita, que trabajo ha de hacer, en que areas de su vida necesita trabajar.
The family had no telephone and contact could only be established via home visits, done jointly by the ACT keyworker and doctor.
Raise awareness amongst senior house officers (SHO's) and other doctors in the Trust regarding recording of pre-morbid history, occupational history, name of keyworker as this was only done in 52%, 62%, 56% cases respectively.
To ensure that tenants make the most of the range of support that's on offer, each family is allocated a keyworker who provides advice, guidance and links to outside services.
The interviewing phase involved 45 face-to-face interviews exploring the perspectives of key stakeholders involved with the six young people, including the carer, MIST keyworker and the social worker, as well as representatives of other important groups, such as young people and social services executives.
Given the steady rise in house prices in the city over the past ten years, getting a foot on the ladder is becoming harder and harder for first time buyers, particularly those in keyworker professions (such as nurses, firefighters, police officers, teachers etc).
The keyworker debate is an important start, but there are huge numbers of people struggling to afford decent housing who do not fall into this category, but who would certainly be considered keyworkers by their employers.
Bradford council wish to procure a keyworker service for vulnerable families living in bradford & district that meet the national troubled families criteria and the locally set criteria.
Angela Wakefield with her daughter Katy and her keyworker Gemma Washington with the children of Grey Fell Academy
2004) Early support for children with complex needs: Team Around the Child and the multiagency keyworker.