There is no clear-cut definition of social care. It covers a wide range of services provided by local authorities and the independent sector to children and adults in need or at risk. Carers typically find themselves working in: care homes, clinics, hospitals, medical practices, and out in the community in the homes of people in need of their help.
The work can be, and often is, challenging, but it is so rewarding. Note what Karim Silmane said after changing careers and becoming a support worker with autistic people:
"I enjoy helping people to live individual lives with access to everyday things and choices. You can make a real change to someone's life and see how people develop over time with your support."
Social carers provide such support for people in many and varied situations including:
This vast variety of work prompted us to provide accredited general social care courses and selected health and social care courses that offer specialised training.
Browse our Health and Social Care Courses by popularity below, each with a brief description. You can also sort courses alphabetically and by the latest ones added.
Click on the course to get full details that suits your requirements and enrol without delay... Because the knowledge and understanding you are sure to gain will definitely help make a difference.
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