Working for Cumbria Care

Cumbria Care is Cumbria County Council's in-house social care provider. We provide reablement, residential care, supported living, Shared Lives and day care services to adults with eligible care needs. We are always looking for people who want to join our team and make a difference to people's lives.

For many of our roles you don't need any previous qualifications or experience, as you will be supported in the workplace to complete training and qualifications.

Find out more about what we do, the benefits of working for us and what opportunities are currently available.

What do we do?

We're big, and we don't just do one thing. As a Cumbria Care employee you have the potential to work in a range of different services

Reablement is about helping people to regain their independence, perhaps after an accident, illness, or bereavement.

Our Reablement Support Workers work with people on a one to one basis for a limited time to help them develop or regain the skills and confidence to do things for themselves. Our workers build on the strengths and abilities people have so that they can live the life they want to live.

Watch the video - Jobs in Reablement

We run ?? residential care homes in Cumbria, more than anyone else in the county. And all of them are rated as 'good' or 'outstanding'.

Residential care provides accommodation, meals, leisure activities, personal care and emotional support 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Some of our care homes cater for people with different needs for example; people aged over 65 with dementia or younger adults with physical or learning disabilities.

Our Residential Care workers provide support and care to residents' in these homes, helping make sure they are safe, well and enjoy a good quality of life.

Watch the video - Jobs in Residential Care

Home care is about supporting people's care needs in their own homes.........

Day opportunities provide a service for people during the day, with people returning to their own homes in the evening. We provide day opportunities for older adults and for adults with a physical and/or learning disability.

For older adults our staff strive to create a friendly, safe and stimulating environment to help and support the needs of those individuals who attend this service. We offer a range of activities such as - games (to assist and help stimulate physical and mental wellbeing), arts and crafts, sing a longs, music and dance therapy, reminiscence therapy and exercises.

For adults with a physical and/or learning disability we provide daily support to enable them to maintain and improve your independence skills as well as accessing activities in the community. We offer a wide range of activities however, we are always open to new ideas as we aim to find things that are both stimulating and interesting.

Supported living or 'support for living', is a type of support that helps vulnerable adults, including people with learning disabilities, to live independently in their own homes and in the community. Supported living arrangements are very flexible and are designed to give each person choice and control over their home and the way they live their life.

Our Supported Living Teams provide person centred support packages which are designed to help people develop their independence and be involved in decisions about their lives.

Shared Lives is a bit different. Our teams recruit and support members of the public who offer care in their own home to a vulnerable adult in return for a regular fee. It's an exciting way to provide care that offers a route to a really independent life for people who might otherwise be in some form of residential care.

Watch the video - Jobs in Shared Lives

Why choose a job with Cumbria Care?

We're one of the biggest employers in Cumbria and our employees benefit from the excellent terms and conditions that come with working for a Local Authority, including:

Competitive pay

We offer competitive rates of pay in accordance with the Living Wage.


Our complete in house training programme will give you the skills you need to do the job, and provide opportunities to develop further.

Career progression opportunities

Because of our size and the range of services we offer there are regular opportunities to progress within Cumbria Care into more senior roles or into different service areas. We take 'growing our own' seriously and you will get the support to progress.


Your holiday entitlement starts at 24 days plus Bank Holidays and increases over the next 5 years up to 30 days.

Travel costs

If you travel as part of your job you are paid for your travel time and mileage expenses.

A launch pad

A job with Cumbria Care can also be a stepping stone to other careers in Health and Social Care such as - Physiotherapist; Occupational Therapist; Social Worker or Nurse.

Apprenticeships with Cumbria Care

Cumbria Care offers apprenticeships every year. You can get hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work. Anyone living in England, over 16 years of age and not in full time education can apply for an apprenticeship.

Latest apprenticeship opportunities