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?
At any one time, there are over 80,000 vacancies for social care jobs in England.

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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
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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)
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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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Care Placements, Taster Days and Volunteering - Care Work
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Thinking about a change of career? Interested in the care sector but not sure if it is the right choice for you?
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Apprenticeships in Care
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