At Making Space we care about people. We embrace the diversity of our people and celebrate our shared ambition of making a difference to people’s lives. Our service users and their families are at the heart of everything that we do.

At Making Space we have a strong workforce that every day, continue to play their part in supporting our charity and are always celebrating our shared ambition of making a difference to people’s lives. The team at Making Space are dedicated, skilled and most importantly, friendly to others.

We aim to work in true and equal partnership with our service users, across all levels of the organisation.

Employee learning and development is really important to us as an organisation. If you were to join the Making Space team, we can ensure you that we will help you with all the training that you need. As an organisation we can help you develop the skills and knowledge to go further in your career with our extensive learning and development programme. On the job coaching, mentoring, team briefings, action learning sets and peer to peer coaching are just some alternative methods for our employees to consider when learning.

Meet Toni – Involvement Co-ordinator in Liverpool

And discover her career in care supporting vulnerable and isolated people.

Meet Danielle - Flexible working helps busy mum of twins Danielle support carers in Calderdale

Danielle Lewis is a carer support worker with the Calderdale Carers Wellbeing Service. After working in a range of care roles since she was 19, Danielle (now 32) says Making Space gives her the flexibility to combine a job she loves with being a busy mum of five-year-old twin girls.

“I’ve only ever worked in the care sector – ultimately it’s just because I like helping people,” she says. “I didn’t have the greatest of upbringings so I always feel like I want to make a difference to people’s lives and do what I can to help. I can’t wave a magic wand and make their problems go away, but I can listen and make sure people are heard and feel valued.

“I started off doing home care at 19, then moved onto be a senior carer in a residential home for people with dementia. I worked in a hospital for a few years as a healthcare assistant and spent seven years working in radiology before moving on to work with care leavers aged 16 to 18. After that I came to work with Making Space.”

In her current role, Danielle works in a team of five people who support carers in the Calderdale area. 

“I work in the Lower Valley locality, supporting carers with whatever they need,” she explains. “That could be anything from emotional wellbeing to carer needs assessments and emergency back-up plans. People can contact us whenever they need help and we’ll never turn them away.”

A former carer herself, Danielle says she knows the types of struggles that people face.

“I was a carer for a family member for a while and it was a real struggle for me,” she admits. “So I can see things from a carer’s point of view – you get thrown into a situation where you feel like you’re the only who can provide that care and you can feel trapped.

“Part of the support we offer in Calderdale is helping people to bring their caring role to an end and find alternative care. That’s a really tough decision to make but it’s a perfectly valid one. I have a lot of empathy for people and will do anything I can do to make their lives easier, and I would never judge anyone for the decisions they make.”

As a mum of twins, Danielle says the support she gets from Making Space allows her to focus on the wellbeing of carers while also taking care of the needs of her family.

“Making Space is the best employer I’ve ever worked for, and Lydia is the best manager I’ve ever had,” she says. “They’re so flexible and it makes such a difference to know that if I have commitments I can just speak to Lydia without worrying about it being a problem.

“It takes the pressure off just knowing they’re approachable and that if anything was to happen I can just call in and explain. In the past, even asking for time off caused issues. I’ve worked for companies where I had to go in even when I had a contagious sickness bug. When you feel like you can’t even ask the question it makes life so much more difficult and stressful.”

As well as providing flexibility, Danielle says that Making Space and manager Lydia support her with her own mental health needs.

“We have access to a wellbeing programme, and I’ve also been able to speak to a counsellor who has experience related to my needs,” she says.

“I’ve never known an employer who is so focused on the wellbeing of its employees before, it’s just amazing. When people are interested in you and what you do, it makes you feel so valued.

“I want to pass that on – to make sure other people feel seen and heard because I know what a difference it makes.”

Read the blog we wrote for Care and Support Jobs here

11 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Making Space PR1 7QE
Overview We have an exciting opportunity available for a Recovery Support Worker to join our recently opened  Lancashire Supported Living Rehabilitation Service Inspiring Minds, based in Preston PR1,7QE.   Salary: £21,840 per annum Hours: 35 per week working shifts 8am- 3pm and 3pm – 10pm.    The service contains 5 beds and will provide intermediate short term rehabilitation support to adults with mental health needs, learning disabilities and individuals on the autistic spectrum and is designed to be a personalised, interactive and collaborative process, reflecting the whole person. It will enable individuals to maximise their potential to live a full and active life within their family, social networks, education/training and the workplace where appropriate, in the context of their mental health and promote recovery.   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive...
05 Jun, 2024
Contract
Making Space Electra House, Electra Way, Crewe CW1 6GL, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Young Carer Practitioner to join the team at Cheshire East Carers Service, based at Electra House, Electra Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6GL.    Salary: £21216 per annum Hours: 32 hours Contract: 12 months fixed term with potential of extension   Please click here for further details about the service.   This role will require you to cover all of Cheshire East, therefore access to your own mode of transport is essential. For a full job description please clic k here.   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create...
05 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Crewe CW1 6GL, UK
Overview We have opportunities available for 2 part time and 1 full time Carer Assessment Officers  to join the team at our Cheshire East Carers Service based in Crewe Cheshire CW1 6GL.   Please click here for further details about the service.   This role will require you to cover all of Cheshire East , therefore access to your own mode of transport is essential.  For a full job description please click here.   1 x 37 hours per week contract Salary: £24531 per annum 2 x 30 hours per week contract Salary: £19890 per annum   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create...
05 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 3SE
Overview We have an exciting opportunity available for a Social Value Manager to join our Business Development team based at our Head Office in Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 3SE. This is a brand new role.   Salary: £46,983 per annum. Contract: 39 hours per week.    Please click here for further details on our organisation.    At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor Making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand...
04 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Lowton, Warrington WA3 2RB, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Full Time Senior Support Worker to join the team at Ashwood Court Residential based in Lowton, Warrington, WA3 2RB.    Please click here for further details about the service.   Salary: £12.75 per hour Weekly hours: 32   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are different, so...
04 Jun, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Rainhill Road, Rainhill, Prescot L35 4PD, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Registered Service Manager to join the team at our residential care home, Sherdley Court, based in Rainhill Prescot L35 4PD.   Salary: £40,535 per annum Weekly Hours: 39   Please click here for further details about the service.   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor Making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are...
31 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Mottram Street, Stockport SK1 3PA, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Full Time Support Worker Supported Living to join the team at Castlewood Court based in Mottram Street, Stockport, SK1 3PA.    Please click here for further details about the service.   Salary: £12.00 per hour Hours: 30 hours per week   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are...
31 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Mottram Street, Stockport SK1 3PA, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Part Time Support Worker Supported Living to join the team at Castlewood Court based in Mottram Street, Stockport, SK1 3PA.   Please click here for further details about the service.   Salary : £12.00 per hour Hours: 20 hours per week   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are...
31 May, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Seymour Drive, Ellesmere Port CH66 1LZ, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Part Time Cook to join the team at Rivacre based in Seymour Drive, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1LZ.    Please click here for further details about the service.   Salary: £12.00 per hour   Hours: 20 hours per week   Knowledge working with Safer Food, Better Practice is required.    At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We...
31 May, 2024
Contract
Making Space Crewe CW1 6GL, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Young Carer Practitioner to join the team at Cheshire East Carers Service, Electra House based in Electra Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6GL. Please click here for further details about the service.   Salary: £12.75 per hour Hours : 25 hours This is a 12 months fixed term contract initially. At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make...
31 May, 2024
Bank
Making Space Harboro Road, Sale M33 5AN, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Bank Support Worker to join the team at Our Place based in Harboro Road, Trafford/Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 5AN.    Please click here for further details about the service. Salary: £12.00 per hour Hours: Bank This job requires flexibility and availability to work both Day Shifts and Night Shifts.   At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community.   Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do.   Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected.   Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make...
24 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space HD9 3AS
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Full Time Support Worker to join the team at our supported living service Huddersfield Road, based in Kirklees, Yorkshire HD9 3AS. Salary: £12.00 per hour Hours: 39 per week  You will be required to cover day & evening shifts which include extra sleep ins shifts paid at an additional rate.  Please click here for further details about the service. At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected. Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every...
24 May, 2024
Contract
Making Space WN2 2DD
We have an opportunity available for a part time Support Worker to join the team at our Wigan Supported Housing service, based at Lakes Terrace, Wigan, WN2 2DD. Salary: £12.00 per hour Hours: 30 per week Contract: fixed term for 12 months.  Please click here for further details about the service. At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected. Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are different, so we strive to provide...
24 May, 2024
Bank
Making Space WA1 2RU
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Bank Support Worker to join the team at our supported living service The Academy based in the town centre of Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2RU. Hourly rate: £12.00 per hour. Please click here for further details about the service. At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected. Tailor making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are different, so we strive to provide customised support and...
24 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Blue Bell Lane, Liverpool L36 7XY, UK
Overview We have new opportunities available for full time or part time Support Workers working Waking Nights to join the team at our Knowsley Supported Living Service Bluebell Lane, L36 7XY.  Salary: £12.00 per hour Hours: 36, 24, or 12  per week available working 12 hour shifts 8pm-8am The team provide a 24 service for people with a mental health diagnosis and will support people in crisis short term for up to 2 years to a point where they can move on. The service also provides a crisis emergency bed.  Please click here for further details about the service. At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of...
24 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Blue Bell Lane, Liverpool L36 7XY, UK
Overview We have new opportunities available for full time or part time Senior Support Workers working waking nights to join the team at our Knowsley Supported Living Service Bluebell Lane, L36 7XY. Salary: £12.75 per hour Hours: 36, 24 or 12 per week working 12 hour shifts 8pm-8am. The team provide a 24 service for people with a mental health diagnosis and will support people in crisis short term for up to 2 years to a point where they can move on. The service also provides a crisis emergency bed.  Please click here for further details about the service.  At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of...
24 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space James Street, Northwich CW9 7DE, UK
Overview We have an opportunities available for part time Support Workers to join our Supported Living Service, James House based in Northwich Cheshire CW9 7DE. Salary £12.00 per hour. Various contracts available working 16 hours ( 2 days a week) or 28 hours (4 days a week) hours per week. Shifts from 7:30am - 3pm and 2:30pm - 10pm which will include some weekend work. We also have a 16 hour contract available working weekends only.  We also can offer bank contracts.  The service consists of 14 flats which are home to adults with various mental health and learning disability conditions.  Please click here for further details about the service. At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on...
24 May, 2024
Bank
Making Space Sandalwood Close, Doncaster DN2 5DW, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Bank Support Worker to join the team at our community service, Sandalwood Day Centre based in Doncaster Yorkshire DN2 5DW. Please click here for further details about the service. Salary: £12 per hour Hours: Various hours available  At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected. Tailor Making is about nurturing unique relationships to make every day count. We understand that every person’s needs circumstances are different, so we strive to provide customised support and...
24 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Crewe CW1 6GL, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a part time Carer Assessment Officer to join the team at our Cheshire East Carers Service based in Crewe Cheshire CW1 6GL. Please   click here for further details about the service. This role will require you to cover all of Cheshire East , therefore access to your own mode of transport is essential.  For a full job description about this fulfilling role please click here. Salary: £16,575 per annum Hours: 25 per week At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected....
24 May, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Crewe CW1 6GL, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a part time Carer Assessment Officer to join the team at our Cheshire East Carers Service based in Crewe Cheshire CW1 6GL. Please click here for further details about the service. This role will require you to cover all of Cheshire East, therefore access to your own mode of transport is essential. For a full job description please click here. Salary: £19,890 per annum Hours: 30 per week At Making Space we are a team that are driven by a strong set of company values that guide us in our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in our community. Our values of Kind Hearts, Tailor Making, Dreaming Big, Having Courage and Being Ready are at the core of everything we do. Our focus on Kind Hearts is about generously building empathy and connection to create a sense of belonging. We believe that every person deserves to feel like they are a valued and respected. Tailor making is about nurturing...