Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Residential Support Worker
Kate is a Residential Support Worker and works with her key child to encourage and support her. From day one, Kate has been a consistent figure to her, and her most important role model/guardian.
Sandra and her husband have been foster carers since 2001. As the main carer, Sandra is faced with daily challenges as she ensures that she meets the physical and emotional needs of the child, attends medical appointments and meetings, as well as supports and promotes contact with the birth family.
We work in care
"We work in care with adults and children.
"We are working in your communities day and night
"To support the people who need it most right now
"Our work makes a difference.
We work with Children...
As parents across the country juggle working from home with caring for their children, there is increased respect and admiration for early years, childcare and playwork employees who help our children learn, play and develop.
Izzy and Tyne
Health and Social Care Students
Izzy and Tyne are students on the BTEC Health and Social Care course at Coleg Gwent. Through valuable partnerships, the course provides students with opportunities to put learning into practice during work placements, helping them develop the skills and experience they need to come into the sector once qualified.
Former Chief Executive Officer
Jane has worked in various roles and settings within the Early Years sector. Starting out in a voluntary position, she was able to complete her qualifications and Continuing Professional Development training in order to progress her career to her current role, overseeing the delivery of Early Years Wales for the last five and a half years.
Daytime Opportunity Support Worker
Chloe works for Rhondda County Council as a Daytime Opportunity Support Worker and has just completed an apprenticeship programme. On a day to day basis, she supports adults with learning disabilities in a variety of activities, building up their independence and teaching them new skills.
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.