Reasons to work in Social Care

With a national shortage of new talent joining the Care workforce and an increasing aging population, why should you consider a role within the health and social care sector? The UK’s 1.34 million adult social care workforces is currently short of 90,000 staff, a vacancy rate of 6.6 per cent –3 x higher than the UK labour market average. But working in care has a plethora of benefits and plenty of opportunities to develop your career. 


If you enjoy being around people and sharing experiences this job is for you, there’s nothing better! Your job is to provide assistance, you’ll be putting smiles on people’s faces every day! You may be the only social contact that person receives, Whether you’re a  registered manager overseeing a large independent living site or a youth worker providing essential guidance to a young person’s life,  your presence will be welcomed and appreciated.


Whatever position you work in within care, you can expect new environments, to meet new people and be completing a variety of different tasks, (dependent on your job title). The variety of career routes available within of the care industry means you’ll be able to progress and continue to learn new skills.


Many care roles offer flexibility. If you’re wanting to study, entry level care roles often offer flexible hours to work around it. You can also develop your knowledge through formal qualifications, which a lot of employers will pay for you to do. Care services are also exploring new ways of delivering care and support, which can bring innovative new ways of working. 

Working in care isn’t for everyone, but if you find yourself looking to begin a new career, enjoy working with people and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging role have a look to see what Social Care Careers may suit you! With plenty of entry level/no experience opportunities available, what do you have to lose?  

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Written by Rebecca Smith, from the Woking branch