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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 provide a wide range of support to improve the well-being of children and adults.

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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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Izzy and Tyne
Health and Social Care Students

Izzy and Tyne are students on the BTEC Health and Social Care course at Coleg Gwent. Through valuable partnerships, the course provides students with opportunities to put learning into practice during work placements, helping them develop the skills and experience they need to come into the sector once qualified.

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Mark Pearson
Core Training Manager

Mark was encouraged to work in the sector by a friend after losing interest in his role as a baker. He quickly progressed from support work to training new staff and has recently completed his diploma in care to provide more direct support to adults who have learning disabilities and mental health issues.

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Chloe Paterson
Daytime Opportunity Support Worker

Chloe works for Rhondda County Council as a Daytime Opportunity Support Worker and has just completed an apprenticeship programme. On a day to day basis, she supports adults with learning disabilities in a variety of activities, building up their independence and teaching them new skills.

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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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