Make a difference in Lancashire

Careers in Adult's Services

Working in Adult Services

There are currently more than 900,000 people aged 18 or over living in Lancashire and our Adult Social Care team provides vital support for a number of those who need social care.

Times are changing. Increasing life expectancy means that girls born in 1980 could expect to live on average for 89 years, with girls born in 2015 seeing that increase to up to 94 years with the story much the same for boys.

This is a huge challenge for our social care services as although we may be growing older than ever before, a healthy life expectancy is not increasing at the same rate. This means more people are taking care of themselves for longer, but more people are also looking to those around them for support should they need it. When they do, it’s down to family, friends, volunteers and ourselves to help.

This is where you come in. We are changing our services to get ready for what lies ahead, so that we can care for more people, faster and achieve better outcomes.

It's a great opportunity for you to help us do all we can to help give people back some independence and help them make choices about how they want to live their life, their way.

What we do

We're looking for staff who can help us deliver the very best quality services for adults throughout Lancashire. Adult Services staff work in the following areas:

Adult Social Care is responsible for carrying out assessments to determine the level of social care people can access. People who need urgent support are prioritised and there are specialised teams to provide care for people with sensory impairments, substance misuse issues and for those in prison. There is also a team which ensures people in hospital needing social care are discharged in a timely way and that occupational therapists can support them to live independently.

The Disability Service supports adults with a range of physical and learning disabilities. It provides domiciliary care to help people to live independently in their own home, day care services and Short Breaks services, which are residential centres that support people for a short time to allow carers to take a break from their caring role. It also runs Lancashire's Shared Lives scheme, where adults who need care are placed with families who are paid an allowance to support them.

The Older People's Service provides high quality care focused on addressing people's individual needs. It runs 17 residential care homes, with at least one located in each district and 13 daytime care centres. The residential homes and centres provide specialised support for people living with dementia and those who need help with rehabilitation. They also provide more general support for people with a variety of care needs.

The Patient Safety and Safeguarding service addresses safeguarding concerns affecting vulnerable adults. It runs the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), where the county council works with other organisations to address urgent safeguarding issues. It also carries out safeguarding investigations, helps providers to improve the quality of their care and monitors Lancashire's Adult Services and Public Health contracts. It provides infection prevention and control advice to health and social care organisations.

Choose Lancashire

Lancashire is a brilliant place to live with some of the most picturesque countryside you’ll find, from hills to coast, alongside cities and towns with creativity, history and potential abound. Our neighbours are the Lake District, Manchester and Liverpool.

It’s a place with space to live and play; an opportunity so much more than just a job.