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
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.
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.
Home Care Services
Home care services provide a wide range of care and support for people living in their own homes.
Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Senior Care Worker
After 31 years as a flight attendant, Mark Griffiths wanted a new career challenge that provided pride and purpose. Mark now works as a Senior Care Worker helping to support those from 8 to 102 years old.
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.
What Mair wants most out of her job is to ensure the people she works with can live life as best they can. Mair began her care journey as a support worker and has completed two qualifications while working. She now manages staff at a care home for disabled adults, making sure her tenants have the right care and support.
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.