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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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Shared Lives


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.

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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.

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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Jackie Moon
Domestic Assistant

Jackie was appointed Dementia Champion and contacted a local primary school to arrange for year six pupils to visit Cartref Porthceri Residential Home for Older People in Barry, every fortnight to spend time with the residents. The effect on the residents’ well-being has been remarkable. Not only has the project engaged and stimulated the residents, it has also increased the confidence of the young people.

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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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