Why care?

Due to the amazing advancement of research, medication, and facilities, people are living longer and the more vulnerable people in our community can lead better lives. But this progress means that we need more adult social care workers to meet the growing needs of today.

Be a part of something special

In the next 20 years, it is estimated that Herefordshire’s older population will grow significantly, but it doesn’t stop there. There are other Herefordshire residents of all ages with complex health and social care needs who require someone to care for them too. We want everybody in Herefordshire to lead a full, happy, and healthy life – to help us in our mission we need to find new adult social care workers.

That is why Herefordshire Cares is looking for people like you. People who are ready to explore a new career, and ready to care deeply about the wellbeing of everyone in society. Being a adult social care worker is not always easy, but it is always rewarding. Find out why now is a good time to get into the care sector.

Every day an adult social care worker makes a difference to someone’s life. A care worker empowers others to live more independently, put smiles on faces, provide company, encourage physical activity, or they can just listen with patience.

You’ll gain a lot too. There’s such a variety of roles in the adult social care sector from administrators to managers, to care assistants to youth workers, and everything in between. Some roles are full time, others aren’t, so it is highly likely that you’ll be able to work around your family and other commitments too.

The sector is continually evolving with new positions and exciting challenges emerging all the time so if you’d like to grow professionally there’s never been a better time to start your career in the adult social care.

We are here to help and support you every step of the way.

How to become a care worker?

There are lots of different pathways to becoming an adult social care worker. They depend on the type of role you want – some require qualifications while others don’t. Some roles even come with on-the-job training to help you get your first foot on the ladder.

You probably have a lot of the skills required without even realising it. If you are a parent you’ve nurtured, cared, wiped tears away with comforting words, and been highly organised. If you are retired, you have shown commitment, respect, and responsibility. If you are fresh out of college you’ve got the energy and drive to learn new skills.

Go on, take a minute to think about what you have to offer. If you are compassionate, patient, tactful and have a good sense of humour then you will thrive in the care sector. And with many roles not needing a formal qualification, your values and personal qualities will enable you to succeed.