Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Care Home Manager
After joining the sector in a part-time role, Lorna has been working in care for over 10 years but wishes she had considered it a lot sooner. Alongside her role as the manager of Meddyg Care Dementia Home in Criccieth, she shares her passion for the sector through her role as a WeCare Ambassador.
Wendy Ticehurst, Brocastle Manor Care Home
If you’re a naturally caring and empathetic person, a career in social care can help you make a difference to people’s lives.
Thank you Brocastle Manor Care Home for taking part in this video.
Social Care Nurse and Home Care Manager
Karen began her social care journey at 18 and worked in a learning disability school. After years of progression, she has won Wales Nurse of the Year and has worked in social care settings as a Nurse all her career.
Helen was a supply teacher in primary schools for thirty years, but one day she decided that she wanted to do more to make a difference, so she did her MSc in Social Care and became a Social Worker.
Home Care Worker and Assistant Manager
Mike has worked in care for 12 years, and his passion is clear to see. A keen Welsh speaker, Mike believes that language plays an important role in the care setting.
#WeCareWales December 2020 TV Advert
WeCare Wales launches its new job portal with a TV advert at the forefront of the campaign.
A big thank you to Karima and Pineshield Health and Social Care for helping us create this special film.
For more information on working in social care, visit www.WeCare.wales/jobs
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.
Jackie was appointed Dementia Champion and contacted a local primary school to arrange for year six pupils to visit Cartref Porthceri Residential Home for Older People in Barry, every fortnight to spend time with the residents. The effect on the residents’ well-being has been remarkable. Not only has the project engaged and stimulated the residents, it has also increased the confidence of the young people.
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.