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Hear from people who work in social care about what they do in their role, how they got there and how they want to progress.
These roles involve directly working with people who need care and support
Clara supports adults with mental health conditions who also have behaviour that challenges.
Darren supports two people with mental health conditions in a small care home.
Emma supervises a team who provide care to people in their own home.
Luke works in a residential home for older people and is responsible for ensuring his shift runs smoothly.
Aiste supports with the management of a care home for people with mental health conditions.
Adam is responsible for the day to day running of the children and young people’s services in his local council.
Andrea works in a team who set up special services for people with learning disabilities and/ or autism.
Chris manages a team of 30 care workers who go out and provide care in people’s homes.
Deb manages a team who support people with sight and hearing impairments, ensuring they get the services they need.
Linda works for a domiciliary care provider and she supports a team with induction, supervision and training.
Linda works in a care home for older people and is responsible for the day to day running of the home.
Liz works for her local council and assesses people who need care and support in their own home.
Michelle is responsible for ensuring the organisation and its staff deliver high quality care.
Mike manages three residential care homes for people with learning disabilities including organising activities for residents.
Nicola is part of a development team who are building a new care service to support people with dementia.
Sally manages a team of care workers who offer care, outreach and supported living services in the community.
Sophie supports the manager of a care home for people with learning disabilities with the day to day running.
Chris is the founder of a care agency who connect self-employed carers with people who need care and support at home.
Julie works in a supported housing scheme and is responsible for the wellbeing and safety of residents who live there.
Nicola has taken on additional responsibilities in her role to deliver moving and handling training to other staff.
Adrian organises and delivers training for care workers. He also runs induction sessions for new workers and thinks of new ways to run training.
Martin provides support and advice to people who need care and support to help them access the services they need.
Julie’s office role covers a range of tasks including training and supervision, interviews, sorting out wages and creating care plans.
Charlotte supports people who employ their own care and support to manage their finances and pay their carers.
Mike is responsible for promoting seven care services to potential customers.
Georgina visits vulnerable people in the community to help them remain their homes.
Simon supports disabled people to access the right services to help them live more independently.
Gemma organises and delivers learning and training to ensure staff have the right skills and knowledge.
Melissa works for a care agency and is responsible for recruiting self-employed carers.
Carol identifies training needs, organises and delivers high quality training to ensure her colleagues have the knowledge and skills they need to deliver high quality care.
Penny supports people who have just left hospital or are at risk of going into hospital to help them live at home.
Hanna supports six care homes with fall prevention, wheelchair and seating assessments, daily living equipment and rehabilitation.
Jane supports older people when they come out of hospital, and also coaches and mentors a social work team.