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Working with Adults

“It’s all about building relationships and working out how you can build the trust.”
Aled Burkitt, Care and Support Worker


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.

Jake Albrighton
Care Assistant

Jake is a Care Assistant at Tregerddan Care Home near Aberystwyth. After volunteering there when he was younger, he completed an access to nursing course and was soon offered a full-time job working with the residents.

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Amy Davies
Social Worker

Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.

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Mair Aubrey
Service Manager

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.

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Tracy Martin-Smith
Senior Sensory Officer

Tracy works with blind and partially-sighted people and is a trained rehabilitation officer. She manages a team that supports people of all ages by producing braille documents and teaching mobility workshops using canes. She also works closely with guide dogs to make sure the people she supports can have the best quality of life.

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Find potential employers

View our database of social care and early years providers who may have job opportunities. This list is continually changing, so keep checking for updates.

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