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Working in adult social care

Working in social care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives. There are lots of different roles in social care depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you’d like to work. You could be supporting someone with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. You could be working in a care home, out in your local community, in a hospital or from someone’s home (providing care in someone’s home is often called domiciliary care).

Why choose social care?

With a huge demand for workers, plenty of opportunities for progression and a job in which 96% of workers said they feel their work makes a difference, adult social care has lots to offer. It’s a very rewarding career and you can make a real difference to someone’s life. There are also lots of opportunities to progress and work with different people.