About Social Care

Social care is all about caring for others, this could be in a care home, out in the community or in someone’s house. You could be working with children, young people, people with disabilities or the elderly.

As a social care worker you will be more actively involved in providing personal and hands on care, this could be in roles such as a care assistant, an independent living adviser, a support worker or a fully qualified social worker.

You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to get started in social care, the most important thing is your attitude and how you treat people who are relying on you for care and support.

If you are looking for a career that gives you an enormous sense of achievement, you enjoy helping others and have a good understanding of other people’s feelings, then social care may be the perfect career choice for you.

Did You Know?
Ongoing improvements in medicines and care mean that life expectancy in the UK is increasing - currently 79 years for men and 83 years for women which almost 30 years higher than a century ago.

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Care Support Worker (Flexible) - Robert Kett Court
Closing Date:
1st October 2019
Salary:
£8.66 per hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
At Robert Kett Court, we are currently recruiting for a Care Support Worker to work days for full time or part time hours per week on a flexible rota. Robert Kett Court is a popular Housing with Care scheme, with 40 attractive, self-contained flats, which have...
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Volunteer Activity Support Worker
Closing Date:
30th September 2019
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
This is an opportunity for someone who would like to share their interests and skills and supporting mature customers with learning difficulties with a range of daytime activities.
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Adult social care: Got what it takes?
Whether you're studying Health and Social Care or doing something completely different, a career in adult social care will give you more opportunities and satisfaction than you might think.
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Supporting students
Location:
Ditchingham, Bungay, Lowestoft, Suffolk
We support students aged 14 years and over seeking work experience through their school or college and offer voluntary work placements for students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
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Wanted - Volunteer Youth Group Helper (Diss)
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Do you want to gain experience working with children or young people? Could you help them to explore big ideas like equality, the environment and co-operation?
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Career Pathways
Making decisions about your future can be daunting. With so many options and so much information, the process of choosing your next move can be more than a little confusing. Perhaps you’d like to study a vocational course at college. Maybe you’d like to find...
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