Finding a job in care in Cornwall just got a lot easier!

A new website has been launched that makes it much easier for people in Cornwall to find out about a career in care. Proudtocarecornwall.org.uk has been launched by Proud to Care Cornwall so that information about social care and health roles, training and careers is all in one place.

Proud to Care Cornwall is a joint initiative made up of a wide range of partners, including Cornwall Council, care providers, the NHS, and lots more. The aim is to encourage more people to take up a career in the care sector with a predicted 7000 more carers needed by 2035 to cope with rising demand.

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The website is also a free resource for care employers to advertise their roles with 37 social care and health providers already signed up to advertise on there. All vacancies are accepted, from frontline staff to kitchen and domestic staff to personal care, work experience placements and apprenticeships.

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults Rob Rotchell said: “The new website is really easy to use and it provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in a career in the care sector. As a former nurse myself I can truly recommend the care and health sector as a very worthwhile and fulfilling role so I’d urge everyone to have a look and see if there is a something there to interest them.

“It’s so important that we encourage more people to think about working in care, people in Cornwall are living longer which is great but they are also living with more health conditions. In order to meet this demand it is more important than ever for people to consider a role in this area.”

On the website you can also find a number of video case studies with real life people in Cornwall talking about their roles. Nicola Gibb who works for Bluebird Care, based in Truro, said: “It will probably be the best job you will ever have. You come in to work every day and you touch someone’s life in a way you could never do in other job roles. There is nothing mundane about care, you make a difference not only to someone else but it also creates you as a person.”

Care providers can also find out how they can sign up to be Proud to Care ambassadors, visiting career events across the county to help inspire others to work in care roles. There are also a wide range of resources to support employers with training and recruitment, ensuring that people in the care sector have excellent pathways for progression.

Proud to Care Cornwall is part of a larger joint initiative, Proud to Care South West, a group of 16 other local authorities and Health Education England.

Cornwall Council supports this initiative to deliver on its priorities for better health for everyone and to help protect and improve the lives of vulnerable adults.

The development of the Proud to Care website has been supported by the ESF Developing Skills for Business Project.

Posted on 4 September