Working with Adults
“This job is so rewarding because we can really see that we make a big difference to their lives.”
Izzy Evren, Health and Social Care student
Working with adults in social care can be challenging. But, for the right person, it can be really rewarding.
Work in social care and be the lifeline your community needs.
Working with adults
There are 65 different job roles that could be available to you in adult social care. These can see you working directly with individuals through to supervising teams of people. So, whatever your background or current skills, there’s likely to be something for you.
Choose and click on the sections below to learn more
Home Care Services
Home care services provide a wide range of care and support for people living in their own homes.
Residential care offers people a home where they can get that extra care and support they might need.
Social services exist to provide support that’s focused on improving the well-being of families, children, adults and carers.
Shared Lives Care
Shared Lives is for people aged 18+ who want to live independently, with the added support of a family and community network. It is an alternative to supported living or residential care.
Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Student Social Worker (former Apprentice)
Naomi experienced the care system first hand growing up in foster care and wanted to use her experiences to help other young people in similar situations.
While working for her local council’s finance department, the apprenticeship provided Naomi with the perfect opportunity to begin a career in social care while crucially allowing her to continue to earn a wage.
The qualification Naomi gained from her apprenticeship gave her the additional UCAS points she required to apply for an undergraduate place at University of South Wales where she is now a third year Student Social Worker.
Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.
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.
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.