Where could I work?
In this section you can find out more about the different areas of adult social care from roles that involve helping people in their own homes to support provided in day centres.
In the community
Working in the community involves providing long term support for people living in their own homes or in extra care housing. You will support people with daily tasks that are now too difficult for them to manage without some help.
Extra care communities are a way of supporting people to live independently for as long as possible. Residents live in their own apartments with care and support tailored to their requirements available as and when they need it.
Residential care offers 24-hour support to people who are no longer able to live in their own homes. You will provide help and assistance in a safe environment where people have their own living space and access to shared facilities.
Working in a day centre you will support adults with learning disabilities to develop new skills and socialise with other people. You’ll help ensure that people with learning disabilities get the best out of life and live as independently as possible.
Some roles in care involve an element of office-based work; to complete administrative tasks and meet with members of the team.