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Why Work in Cumbria?

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Cumbria County Council works to build pride in our diverse region. All of our services share the same basic principle: put simply, we strive to make a positive difference to the people and communities we serve.

Social work plays a key role in this and is highly valued throughout the council.   We support our social workers to grow their careers and fulfil their potential so that they, in turn, can best nurture our service users. 

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Juan - Career in social work

Juan is a social worker who works with looked after children in the west of the county. Listen to his experiences of living and working as a social worker in Cumbria.

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Liz - Career in Adult Services

Liz is a newly qualified social worker in Cumbria County Council's Adult Services. Listen to her thoughts on the value of social work and the challenges and rewards of starting a career in this area.

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