What areas of social care can I work in?


Domiciliary Care

 Domiciliary care workers make a number of visits each day providing a range of support to adults of all different ages with varying needs. This could be personal care, cooking, support with attending appointments, going to work or doing social activities.

Daytime Support

People who need care and support can access daytime support for a range of activities such as having a home cooked meal, taking part in social activities, to give family carers a break and to get employment or education support. Depending on the person daytime support may take place in their house or in a community setting such as a day centre, community centre or other facility.

Extra Care Housing

Extra Care Housing is housing designed with the needs of more vulnerable people in mind and with varying levels of care and support available on site. People who live in extra care housing have their own self-contained homes with access to a range of communal facilities such as restaurants and health and fitness facilities, plus domestic support and personal care is also available.

Residential Care

Residential care refers to long-term care and support for adults or children, who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home. Most residential care is for older people, but homes also support people with physical disabilities or learning disabilities. Some people may need additional nursing care, in which case the home is called a nursing home.

Forensic Mental Health Services

Forensic Mental Health Services are provided for individuals with a mental disorder (including neurodevelopmental disorders) who pose, or have posed, risk to others and where that risk is usually related to their mental disorder.

Supported Living

Supported living describes an arrangement where someone who already had, or who wants to have their own tenancy or own home, also has support from a care and support provider to help them live as independently and safely as possible. Supported living is often provided to people with learning disabilities. Working in supported living may include supporting people to go shopping and to enjoy leisure and work activities.