Children's Residential Services


Residential Services for Disabled Children and Young People

The children of Cornwall deserve the best. We put their needs at the heart of everything we do, to make a real difference to their lives and make a brighter future. To help us achieve this we need people who share our passion and determination.

Cornwall Council operates four children’s homes for disabled children and young people:

We have three residential short break homes. These provide care and overnight breaks for disabled children and young people. They are in Redruth, St Blazey and Liskeard.

One residential home is Miller's Nook in St Blazey. It is registered to provide care for three children.

These services provide:

  • Positive opportunities
  • Social interaction and
  • Independence development for disabled children and young people.

Our roles include:

  • Senior Residential Care Workers
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Waking Night Residential Care Workers

They all provide a crucial role in supporting vulnerable disabled children and young people in Cornwall. We encourage and enable staff to develop practice, skills and expertise. Your commitment and motivation helps improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people. We offer continued development and career progression through a range of learning and training opportunities

We have recently introduced a competency based framework for career progression. This goes from Residential Care Workers to Senior Residential Care Worker. This is a portfolio route following completion of probation/12 months practice.

View details of what we offer to our employees.

We are currently recruiting. If you have any queries around applying please email hrresourcing@cornwall.gov.uk or call the HR Resourcing Team on 01872 323800.

Find out more about what it's like to work in Children' Residential Services by watching our video:

All of our homes are registered by Ofsted. If you would like to have an informal discussion about our services or any of the roles advertised please contact Sharron Adams 07483 424718.

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