Adult Social Care

We’re all about working with people, young and old, so they can live well and independently for as long as possible.
Our social care teams provide dedicated support across a range of residential, hospital and community settings to improve the outcomes for people living with dementia,learning and physical disabilities or those who struggle with their mental health.
Our staff also have access to a wide support network so they can grow and develop in their chosen field.

'The feedback tops everything, I leave my work knowing that I have achieved everything I possibly could'.

Marta is a Team Leader at Moorlands Grange - hear what she has to say about her work there, increasing independence and supporting people to recover after hospital visits.

'Delivery of services in Kirklees is constantly progressing which means it will give you plenty of opportunities to develop your career'.

Roya is a Social Worker with Kirklees, hear what she has to say about her career journey with us so far and find out more about Working as a Social Worker in Adults and Health in Kirklees

'I get job satisfaction from knowing I am making a difference to someone's life every day'.

Cheryl works in supported living with people who have learning disabilities.

'I love my job because I love working with and helping people'.

Debra is an Employment Support Officer at REAL Employment.

Returning to Social Work

Getting back into the world of Social Work after time away can be hard, but with the right support you can regain the confidence and knowledge you need to get back to making a difference to people’s lives. Kirklees Council recognises that everyone’s circumstances are different and that some people may have maintained their Social Work registration but have not recently practiced as a Social Worker or may have lost their Social Work registration. 

Kirklees Return to Social Work Programme enables returnee Social Workers to return to practice in a supportive manner whilst meeting the requirements of Social Work England. 

So, if you’re  a qualified Social Worker looking to return to practice we’d love to hear from you, in the meantime please take a look as to what we have to offer.

For further information please contact Caroline Money or Helen Wheat, Practice Educator Consultants, 01484 221000 or email PracticeEducatorConsultants@kirklees.gov.uk