"With 1.47 million jobs across more than 21,000 organisations, adult social care is vast. Those in the sector – whether a care assistant, support worker, home manager, occupational therapist or registered nurse – often say its rewards come in myriad guises. That it’s the satisfaction of knowing they’ve made a difference; that they build relationships with people who become like family; and that the achievements – big and small – they witness people making, with their support, stay with them for the rest of their lives."
There are a number of misconceptions about the Social Care sector. The Guardian has taken steps to try to tackle these, by asking those on the ground what it’s really like working in adult social care.
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