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 Carer
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.
Deputy Manager at Hafod Mawddach Residential Home
Keneuoe is originally from Lesotho. She moved to Bala in 1997 and began working for Gwynedd Council, where she took advantage of the opportunity to learn Welsh at Aberystwyth University, becoming fluent in the language in 2000. Keneuoe now works in a care home, supporting people with dementia and complex needs.
Promoting people’s rights and focusing on the person and what’s important to them is an important part of Keneuoe’s role. By communicating with residents in their preferred language, Keneuoe is able to build relationships with and support them, which helps them maintain their well-being.
Care Home Worker
Amy, a carer from Glan Rhos Care Home, believes that speaking a little bit of Welsh in her role is very rewarding and fulfilling.
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.
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.