Links General

Here you will find short descriptions and links to a variety of online resources related to social care work, including training, employment, general background links and local authority websites.

Click a section in the navigation bar above or on the links below.

-Employment Issues
-Local Councils

Please note:
The Department of Health is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will be active as we have no control over availability of linked pages.


Department of Health
The Department of Health is the Government department with responsibility for matters relating to social work and social care. Its website contains information about recent developments in social work and social care, press releases and an extensive page of links to other useful sites.

Care and Health
CareandHealth is a provider of information and communication to the health and social care sectors through training programmes, conferences and on-line publications.

Children Webmag
This online childcare magazine provides a variety of background information which will be of use to managers, practitioners and students, for example: articles, statistics. legal information, recommended reading, information sources, details of key reports and training courses.

Community Care
Community Care is a major magazine covering the social care sector. Its website contains a wide range of information about current issues in social care, as well as a jobs page.

Commission for Social Care Inspection
Launched in April 2004, The Commission for Social Care Inspection is the single, independent inspectorate for all social care services in England.

Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection
The Healthcare Commission is the independent inspection body for both the NHS and private and voluntary healthcare.

Social Care Association
The Social Care Association aims to promote good professional practice in all aspects of social care. The information on the website is mainly of interest to people already working in the field, but there is a page of job vacancies and provision to contact the SCA with queries.

United Kingdom Home Care Association Ltd
UKHCA is the professional association for domiciliary care providers and representing their views to the public and Government. Their website provides a searchable list of social care employers in your local area at

Social Care opportunities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

For opportunities in Northern Ireland click on:
For opportunities in Scotland click on:
For opportunities in Wales click on:

Thera Group


Thera is an organisation directly controlled by adults with a learning disability . Thera supports people with a learning disability in their own homes, at work, in their local community and for short breaks.