Adult Social Care


"The values of the council closely align with my own. You have the time and space to develop a quality relationship with the people you support."

Andy, Community Support Worker


Together we are Inclusive

a group of our adult support workers

Our Adult Social Care teams

Adult Social Care is a vocation and a career, not just a job. 

Whether you join us as a Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Social Care Worker or Support Worker, you’ll be joining a team of caring professionals who are focused on supporting people’s wellbeing, dignity, aspirations and independence.

We are committed to values-based practice in our communities, learning from what works well and continuous improvement and professional development. No matter which stage you are at in your career, there's a place for you with us in Adult Social Care. 

Social Work and Occupational Therapy

Our Social Work and Occupational Therapy teams include students, apprentices, non-qualified staff, newly qualified staff on our ASYE programme, and experienced colleagues.

We’re committed to empowering all our staff to work alongside people in ways that make the best possible difference. Teams are supported with regular reflective supervision, great peer support and professional development opportunities. We value working relationships, connections, wellbeing and independence, and the contribution that the social work and occupational therapy professions can make to the quality of life for the people we support and their carers.

We are looking for Support Workers 

We have opportunities for caring and compassionate people to join our teams across Care Services, as Support Workers. This could be in one of our residential care homes, supporting someone in their own home, within the local community or at one of our day centres.

No experience or qualifications are needed to get started. We will help and support you with fully paid training and development. Becoming a support worker is the perfect start to a long and rewarding career in Adults Social Care.

Meet Beth

Social Worker, Long Term intervention team

"My social work journey started because of my own real-life experiences. I received some fantastic help and support from a variety of people and I just knew I wanted to make the same difference to someone’s life and 'pay it forward'. I started my career as a Support Worker for Adults, predominantly with Autism. Through this role I supported a lady who was just an amazing human being; she was non-verbal, full of life and absolutely loved Disney! This experience pushed me towards social work.

If you like making a difference and varied work then Westmorland and Furness ASC is the place to be."

one of our social workers