Welcome to the Department of Health's Social Care Website

Looking for a job in social care?

Looking for a job in social care? You'll find some helpful hints in our new feature on completing application forms and CV writing.

-Click here to find out more about jobs in social care.

This website is for issues and matters relating to social care work in England. Click below for social care information in:

-Northern Ireland   -Scotland   -Wales

Jobs through Jobcentre Plus

If you want to know where in your local area you can find details of social care vacancies click here for a link to Jobcentre Plus and choose Health/Care from the Job Group list indicated. OR click on the 'Jobs' tab above for advice on other places such as local press where you can find vacancies in your home town.

Information Service

If you want to speak to someone about the different opportunities that exist in social care, why not call 'Social Work and Care Careers' on 0845 604 6404. Alternatively, click here to order publicity materials.

Social Work

Link to Social Work website

If you want to know more about qualifying as a social worker click here

View our 2008 advertising campaign

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Image from 'Joyce' print advertisement
The Department of Health has launched a new social care advertising campaign using TV, radio and women's magazines.
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Click here to view a five minute film from the Department of Health explaining the background to the new Social Care recruitment advertising campaign.


Click below for information on current topics of interest i.e:

Listen to social care workers talking about their working lives
View social care vacancies in local councils throughout England
Employer Social Care Resource Pack available to download