Social care

Social care – could you make a difference?

Working in social care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives.

There are lots of different roles and opportunities available to those working in social care, depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you’d like to work.

You could be supporting someone with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. You might be working in a care home, out in your local community or from someone’s home.

There are many opportunities in our borough to work in a sector in which 96% of workers said they feel their work makes a difference. Adult social care has lots to offer. It’s a very rewarding career and you can make a real difference to someone’s life. If you don’t have experience of working in social care but would like to know if it could be for you, why not take this short quiz?

If you have the skills to make a difference for our residents and are interested in career opportunities with the council’s adult social care provider service Care4CE, please call the team on 01625 374261 or visit the jobs page on our website.

Shared Lives scheme

Cheshire East’s Shared Lives scheme supports self-employed carers, who share their home and family life with adults who need support. There are more than 100 Shared Lives carers in Cheshire East, supporting more than 220 adults, who have a learning disability, mental health or dementia-related support need. If you think you could share your home, please contact the team on 01260 375456.