Health and Social Care workers are the frontline staff who support a range of adults and children to achieve their personal goals and live as independently as possible. Health and social care workers can be found in a range of organisations including in care or residential homes or as part of care services provided by local authorities.
By working to care plans, health and social care workers can help users in a number of ways, giving much needed support and help difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Workers in this sector will develop the right values and behaviours during the course of their apprenticeships, learning the skills and competencies this need to provide quality and compassionate care.
These roles require learners who enjoy working with people, in order to provide a good service of care and support for the less able and sometimes vulnerable people. Other skills that can be beneficial in these roles are good communication and the ability to problem solve.