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

26 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5BD, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Carer Support Worker to join the team at our Carer Wellbeing Service Calderdale based in Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 5BD. Our dedicated team provide carers 18 and over with an extensive range of resources and support, designed to give carers more balance in life. Please click here for further details about the service. The National Lottery has awarded us with the funding for an exciting 3 year project to help and support the community. Salary is £11.65 per hour which is increasing in April. A 20 hour 3 year fixed term contract is 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...
26 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5BD, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Carer Support Worker to join the team at our Calderdale Carers Wellbeing Service , based in Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 5BD. The role will be based at our office in Halifax and also work as and when at Calderdale Hospital supporting carers and working close with key staff at the hospital.  Salary is £11.65 per hour which will increase in April. A 28 hour contract is available , however would accept a job share of hours. The team provide carers 18 and over with an extensive range of resources and support, designed to give carers more balance in life. 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...
26 Feb, 2024
Bank
Making Space Harboro Road, Sale M33 5AN, UK
We have an opportunity available for a bank Cook to join the team at Our Place residential home based in Sale, Trafford, Cheshire, M33 5AN. Salary is £12 per hour. Various hours available which will include some weekend work.  The service is a 36 bed dementia service for older people. 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...
22 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 3AS, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Full Time Support Worker Supported Living (£10.90 per hour) to join the team at Huddersfield Road based in Kirklees, Yorkshire HD9 3AS. Please  click here   for further details about the service. You will be required to cover day & evening shifts which include paid sleep ins at an additional rate of £44.00 per sleep in. 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...
22 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
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 £10.90 per hour which will increase from April to £12 per hour. Various contracts available working 16 hours ( 2 days a week) or 21 hours (3 days a week) hours per week. Shifts from 7:30am - 3pm and 2:30pm - 10pm which will include some weekend work.  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   Kind Hearts...
21 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Taylor Street, Manchester M18 8DF, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Cleaning Assistant (£10.90p/h) to join the team at Beyer Lodge Care Home based in Gorton Manchester M18 8DF. P lease  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 assistance to ensure all those in our care are able to live their...
20 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Doncaster DN3 1QS, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for Fixed Term Carer Support Worker (£11.65 per hour) until 31st March 2025 (1 x   39 Hours or 2 x Part Time Hours)  to join the team at Doncaster Carers' Wellbeing Service based in   Kirk Sandall, Doncaster ,  Yorkshire   DN3 1QS . 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...
19 Feb, 2024
Bank
Making Space Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1QF, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Bank Support Worker to join the team at our respite care home , Cedar House based in Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 1QF.   Cedar House is a 7 bed respite service offering care and support to the people we support for short stays. 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...
19 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1QF, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a full time Senior Support Worker (£11.65 per hour) to join the team at our respite care home , Cedar House based in Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 1QF.   Cedar House is a 7 bed respite service offering care and support to the people we support for short stays. 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...
19 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Church Lane, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 1PS, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a full time Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the team at our Residential Care Home , The Limes Care Home based in Ely Cambridgeshire CB6 1PS.   Salary is £17.86 per hour then £19.49 after succesfull probation.   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...
19 Feb, 2024
Bank
Making Space Coventry CV3 5JB, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Bank Support Worker Extra Care (£10.90 per hour) to join the team at Bevan Court based in Cheylesmore, Coventry, CV3 5JB. You may be required to cover at Poppy Court based in Coventry, CV3 3DN and Alexandra House based in Coventry CV2 1BS Please  click here   and   click here   and   click here   for further details about the services. 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...
16 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Ivanhoe Road, Thurcroft, Rotherham S66 9EF, UK
We have an opportunity available for a Registered Service Manager to run and lead a new team at our brand new Community Supported Living Service Invanhoe, based in Rotherham, S66 9EF. Salary £36,378 per annum working 35 hours per week which will include some time on shift. The 24 hour CQC registered service will be home to 3 adults living with mental health, learning disabilities and autism diagnosis and is due to open in April 2024. The team will provide various support to ensure the service users can live as independently as possible, engage with the local community and help them to engage in an active life, retain personal autonomy, social identity, meaning and purpose and achieve a positive sense of self.   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...
16 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Seymour Drive, Ellesmere Port CH66 1LZ, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Cleaning Assistant to join our kind-hearted team at our Residential Home , Rivacre House based in Ellesmere port Cheshire CH66 1LZ. Salary £10.90 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 assistance to...
16 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Crewe CW2 7EL, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Support Worker to join our Cheshire East Floating Support Service. The role is community based and you would be based at our Bridle Court site in Crewe CW2 7EL.   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...
16 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Crewe CW2 7EL, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Support Worker (£10.90p/h) to join the team at our supported housing service , Bridle Court based in Crewe Cheshire CW2 7EL.   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 assistance to ensure all those...
15 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Lancaster, UK
Overview We have an opportunity available for a Part Time Support Worker (£10.90 per hour) to join the team working across our supported housing services based in Lancaster.  You will be working across Lancaster Services providing different levels of support and guidance to individuals living in their own homes. 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...
15 Feb, 2024
Part-Time
Making Space Rainhill Road, Rainhill, Prescot L35 4PD, UK
We have an opportunity available for a part time Cook (£12p/h) to join the team at our Residential Care Home , Sherdley Court based in 91 Rainhill Road Rainhill, Prescot L354PD.  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 assistance to ensure all those in our care are...
15 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Rainhill Road, Rainhill, Prescot L35 4PD, UK
We have an opportunity available for a full time Cook (£12p/h) to join the team at our Residential Care Home , Sherdley Court based in 91 Rainhill Road Rainhill, Prescot L354PD. 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 assistance to ensure all those in our care are...
12 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH6 1LZ
Overview We have an opportunity available for a part time Cook to join our kind-hearted team at our Residential Home , Rivacre House based in Ellesmereport Cheshire CH6 1LZ. Salary £12.00 per hour. 20 hour contract working afternoon shifts 3 days a week, hours negotiable. Must be able to work alternate Sundays. 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...
12 Feb, 2024
Permanent
Making Space Trafford Street, Preston PR1 7QE, UK
Overview We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Senior Recovery Worker to join our brand new Lancashire Supported Living Rehabilitation Service Inspiring Minds, based in Preston PR1,7QE. Salary £12.75 per hour.  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. The service is due to open Mid February 2024 with a brand new team.  Full time contracts of 35 hours per week are available working shifts 8am- 3pm and 3pm – 10pm.  Some sleep in shifts will also be required working 10pm-8am...