Care and Community

We’re proud of our national reputation for delivering high quality education for social care, the children and young people’s workforce, and community leadership and engagement.

Working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, the University of Central Lancashire is premised upon supporting and embedding the principles of social justice across all activities and making a significant contribution to ‘Creating Better Futures’. 

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Why study with us

  • Our strong industry links help you gain practical experience through undertaking placements, work experience and volunteering.

  • You can travel and study abroad to learn about care and community in other countries.

  • We have five research centres focusing on Social Work, Care and Community which means our teaching is research informed.
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I’m at the beginning of my degree apprenticeship but already feel like I’m living my dream. I’m building a career, gaining practical experience and it’s fully funded.
UCLan Degree Apprenticeship Youth Worker Maryam Ali
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Youth Worker Degree Apprentices
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Careers in care and community

We have long standing relationships with a wide range of agencies across the North West. They provide and support work-based opportunities and placements for you during your studies. These include: community mental health and learning disability services; services working with offenders; domestic violence centres; homeless services; housing projects; women’s centres; youth centres and services; and older person services. The placements provide the springboard for your career to develop in these areas after graduation.

After studying a degree in care and community, you could have one of the following careers:

  • Youth worker
  • Advice worker
  • Teaching assistant
  • Charity officer
  • Social worker
  • Probation officer
  • Family support worker
  • Housing manager/officer
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Meet the team

Mike Blackmon
Senior Lecturer
Dr Jonathan Pratt
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
Katie Martin
Senior Lecturer in Social Care and Social Policy
Dr Stuart Cameron
Senior Lecturer in Social Care & Social Policy
Susan Bramwell
Senior Lecturer
Jason Loffman
Senior Lecturer