Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Dawn Lancaster and Helen Sullivan
Branch Manager and Recruitment Officer
Dawn and Helen tell us what is really needed to work in the care sector and what progression opportunities are available.
Home Care Worker
Karima has worked as a home care worker for 15 years. Originally from Libya, Karima has a degree in Geology. As a single mother, she first got into care because it gave her the flexibility to care for her child, as well as others.
Domiciliary Care Worker
Jayne is a Domiciliary Care Worker and is part of Bridgend County Borough Council’s Bridgestart Scheme, enabling people have the correct level of care to stay safely in the home they wish to remain in.
Shared Lives Carer
Janet has been a carer for 21 years and is currently caring for two brothers Medwyn and Gareth. Living with Janet means they get to live as independently as possible, as part of a community.
Uchenna came from Nigeria to start working as a delivery driver because he enjoys speaking to people. But after he discovered the WeCareWales website, he started his career as a care worker and uses his people skills to improve the lives of those in his care.
Lisa works for North Wales Training as a work based learning assessor for health and social care. Lisa completed her own apprenticeship qualification and is now encouraging others to follow that same invaluable route.
Job vacancies in care
Wales needs more social care workers.
Many people working in social care have made the jump from jobs such as hospitality or retail. Use your transferable skills and apply for roles in your area now.