Find out more about our teams and the type of jobs on offer using the links below:

Adult disability services

We support adults with physical and learning disabilities in several ways:

Supported Living - where we support adults to take part in all aspects of daily living in their home and community.

Day services - We have 12 modern centres where we provide daytime support to help people to develop new skills and take part in a variety of activities. We also provide more intensive support for people with complex care needs.

Short breaks - People with disabilities stay in one of our eight Short Break services while their family or carers have a break from their caring role. We provide a range of activities in the service and in the community during their stay.

Enablement - which supports adults to gain new skills such as travel training, cooking, applying for jobs and managing finances for up to 12 weeks.

Shared Lives - where we match adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health needs or older people with carers and their families. For more information about our Care Quality Commission rated 'Outstanding' service, including how to become a Shared Lives Carer, visit our Shared Lives webpage.

We're often looking for support workers in all these areas to provide activities in services or in the community.

Support workers work a range of shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Some services require sleep-in duties, for which additional allowances are paid. You will be required to travel locally.

See our vacancies page for further details.

Older People's Care Services

Our Older People's Care Service provides high quality, safe and effective care that's tailored to meet people's needs.

We run:

  • 16 residential care homes.
  • 13 older people's day centres.
  • We provide specialised support for people living with dementia and those who need help with rehabilitation.
  • We also provide more general support for people with a variety of care needs.

We have job opportunities for care assistants in these services.

Hospital social care

We work closely with NHS colleagues to ensure people who have social care needs have the right support in place when they get home from hospital. This work includes:

  • Assessing people’s needs and ensuring timely support is in place.
  • Ensuring people are back home, safe and settled as soon as possible.
  • This keeps hospital beds free.

We're recruiting more social workers, social care support officers, occupational therapists and business support officers to help us with this vital work.

Occupational therapy

Our Community Occupational Therapy Teams play a vital role in ensuring people can live independently at the heart of their community.

They provide advice on equipment, adaptations and assistive technology.

These can help people increase or retain independence, enabling them to stay at home and live more productive lives.

We regularly recruit occupational therapists and occupational therapy support officers. We offer excellent professional development and career progression support for these roles.

Visit our vacancies page for more information.

Community care services

Our Community Teams work with adults who are older or have a physical disability.

They carry out assessments to ensure people have the right support in place at the right time.

This support helps people to focus on what they can do for themselves so they can stay well and live as independently as possible. 

We support people who live in their own home, with family or in a care home.

We work in partnership with our health colleagues and other partners.

Roles in these teams include social workers and social care support officers.

Mental health service

We work closely with our health colleagues to support people who live with mental health issues, assessing their needs and ensuring they have access to the right services.

Our aim is to help people recover so they can live independently, taking part in family and community life.

Our mental health teams work at hospitals, specialist mental health services and in the community. They also support people in their homes.

Our teams

The community mental health team

Joins up health and social care services to support people to live independently in their home and take part in community life.

The Integrated discharge team

Assesses people in inpatient services so we can meet their social care needs and ensures people are discharged from hospital in a safe and timely way. 

The Approved Mental Health Professional Service

Carries out Mental Health Act assessments and considers how people can be supported without needing to go to hospital.

The Mental Health Review Team

Reviews people in residential care and those with community care packages to see if we can meet their needs in less restrictive ways.

We often recruit social workers as approved mental health practitioners in these services.

Learning disability and autism service

We offer support for adults who have learning disabilities and autism.

This involves working with them to understand their strengths, needs and ambitions.

Our aim is to support people to live in their own homes and to play a full part in their local community, living as independently as possible.

We encourage people to access support from their family and community first and foremost and arrange high quality support packages when needed.

Our service includes:

  • Community teams
  • A team working across the county that manages remodelling of support in shared supported tenancies
  • A review team, which supports the community teams and handles other project work.
  •  A transition service supporting young people as they move into adulthood.

A number of roles in this service.


Our reablement service helps people to retain or regain their skills and confidence after illness or a spell in hospital.

We use this short-term care service to support people who are discharged from hospital, prevent readmission to hospital or ensure people can continue living at home.

We work with reablement providers who deliver the service for us.

Reablement is all about supporting people to do ordinary activities like cooking meals, washing, dressing, moving about the home and going out.

We offer social care support officer, occupational therapist and social worker roles in these services, see our vacancies page for more information.

Patient safety and safeguarding service

We work with other agencies such as the Police, Lancashire Adult Safeguarding Board, the Care Quality Commission and NHS to safeguard vulnerable adults.

Social workers in this area take the lead on responding to enquiries, conducting investigations and working with people to enable them to keep safe.

We monitor arrangements in a variety of care services, ensuring providers take measures to keep service users safe.

We are often recruiting for social workers and social care support officers to help with our safeguarding work.