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Careers in Adult Social Care

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Gateshead.

We have always been fiercely ambitious for the people of Gateshead, helping it to be a great place to live, work and visit. Led by our five pledges, our aim is to ensure all local people can enjoy the best quality of life.

Our vision for the Adult Social Care service is that we will maximise independence and wellbeing through early help and prevention, creating stronger partnerships to deliver the right support, in the right place at the right time.

Senior leaders and council Members share this ambition, and seek to provide services that improve and enhance the lives of the people of Gateshead.

Inspectors said staff 'had an excellent understanding of people's needs' and were 'very much supported in their role, and received the training they needed'. - CQC 2018, Blaydon Lodge

"Gateshead Council put themselves forward to be a part of the Think Ahead programme and so the scheme placed me here. I love the challenge of social work and the opportunity to work directly with people, helping someone to make a positive change and turn their life around can be really worthwhile. Having lived in Gateshead all of my life and knowing the area well I thoroughly enjoy working here, it's a smaller local authority with good values and a caring ethos." - Mental Health Social Worker

If you're a caring, compassionate person who'd like to make a difference to people's lives, then social care could be the right career for you.

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