What is adult social care?

Adult social care is about supporting people over the age of 18 to maintain their independence, dignity and control. This includes providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives. There is a huge range of work opportunities which suit many different types of people. Workers may help people in their own homes, in residential homes or in a number of other settings such as day centres or supported housing.

Job roles include:

personal assistant | social worker | registered nurse | community support and outreach worker | supervisor, team leader or manager | care worker | occupational therapist | activities coordinator | technician | administrator | ancillary staff (such as cleaning staff, chefs and drivers)

Click any of the job roles above for more information

A growing sector

The adult social care sector is one of the very few sectors able to offer significant numbers of long-term career opportunities in the current job market.

The sector currently has 1.55 million jobs, and by 2030, we estimate that another 500,000 will be created to meet England’s growing social care demands.

For information for potential apprentices, click here: Paper resources





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