There is no doubt that Covid’s influence will leave a deep and long-lasting impact on UK employment within the retail industry.

At the same time the adult social care sector has an urgent need for employees to help fill vacancies. Against this backdrop the Department of Health & Social Care has launched a national campaign to promote vacancies in the adult social care sector, supporting those who may be facing or have faced job losses by highlighting the accessible opportunities available in social care.

Please see below for further details:

Why consider a role in adult social care? 

Adult social care offers a varied, emotionally rewarding job and individuals can often use the transferable skills they may have already built up in previous roles. 

Previous experience is not required to get started as on-the-job training is provided. There are lots of different types of roles available, often with flexible hours to fit around other commitments.

What jobs are available?

Within adult social care there’s an amazing range of different roles available and the work is incredibly varied. Jobs are available in a variety of settings and could involve supporting someone in their own home or a residential home, or even inviting someone to live with you in your own home, supporting people as a Shared Lives carer.

Some of the most commonly advertised roles include care worker, support worker or personal assistant.

What qualities are needed? 

Personal qualities are more important than qualifications or previous experience when it comes to getting a job in social care as individuals will receive all the training they need. Social care is about helping people to live more independently and have a better quality of life so it's really important to have the right values. 

Here are some of the values and behaviours individuals might need to work in social care. 

  • Be kind and honest.
  • Treat people with dignity and respect.
  • Be good at communicating and working with others.

Find out more and search for jobs 

You can direct individuals to Every Day is Different to find out more. Here, they will be able to explore the different types of care work, find out what is required in the different roles, and search for adult social care jobs in their area.