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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.

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Care Homes


Residential care offers people a home where they can get that extra care and support they might need.

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Social Services


Social services exist to provide support that’s focused on improving the well-being of families, children, adults and carers.

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Home Care Services


Home care services provide a wide range of care and support for people living in their own homes.

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Real stories from real people

Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.

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Karen Wood
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.

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Helen Dobson
Social Worker

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.

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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.

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