Why working in care could be for you

If you’re passionate about helping people, working in care could be for you!

By offering a helping hand and being there for someone, our care professionals help improve the lives and wellbeing of people living across Barnsley. If you have strong values and the right caring attitude, apply for one of our varied care roles in our borough.

The people you'd be caring for could include adults with learning difficulties, physical impairments, dementia or those who need mental health support. By working in care, you could help people to:

continue living independently in their own homes.
live happy, healthy lives in our residential or nursing care homes.
be an active part of their community.
The roles offers a chance for you to grow your skills. They some offer flexible working hours that can fit around your studies or family commitments.

Since 2019, we've been working closely with the care sector to make sure providers are able to pay their staff £1 above the National Living Wage.

India's story

Watch this video to hear how India, who supports people at Ward Green Lodge, started her care career and why she's proud to care.


Hear from our borough's care professionals

We're really proud of our great care workers in Barnsley. They truly change the lives of the people they care for and their families.

Here's what just some of our carers had to say about why they're proud to care!


Training and development

Have no experience in health and care? Don’t worry – our partners will support you with all the training you need to get started in your new role. They'll take an active interest in your development, making sure you're learning the right skills and working towards qualifications which will benefit you.

There are lots of opportunities to progress your care career in Barnsley, including pursuing additional qualifications in your chosen field. If you already have qualifications and experience working in care, there's plenty of opportunities for progressing your career in Barnsley. Your employers will be here to help.