Why choose social care?

long-term employment prospects with opportunity for promotion and progression as well as job security
Adult Social Care is one of the few sectors where jobs are increasing
1.49 million people are estimated to work in health and social care

Adult Social Care jobs in Cheshire West

The short film below from Cheshire East features staff who work in care, talking about the benefits of working in the sector, such as flexibility, job security, training and career progression.

Health and Adult Social Care Jobs (Non NHS) (these are a selection of jobs - click on 'View more jobs' to see more..)

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Roles in Social Care

  • direct care roles such as a care worker, personal assistant or activities worker
  • other social care roles such as advocacy worker or housing support officer
  • management roles
  • regulated professional roles such as a social worker, registered nurse, counsellor or occupational therapist
  • support and ancillary roles such as chef, driver or administration.

Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. This includes providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives.

Social care workers could be supporting someone with a range of disabilities, dementia or mental health conditions. They could be working in a care home, in the local community or from someone’s home.

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.

Adult Social Care Values

For many jobs within the care sector qualifications aren’t necessary.

Your values and attitudes are far more important.

Important values and attributes are:

  • caring
  • dignity and respect
  • learning and reflection
  • commitment to quality care and support

Useful links

Skills for Care - starting your career


Working in Social Care - Tenancy Sustainment Officer


See below the video highlighting the fantastic facilities available at Warrington & Vale Royal College