Children's Residential Services

Residential Services for Disabled Children and Young People

We believe that 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:

Three residential short break homes that provide care and overnight breaks for disabled children and young people; these are situated in Redruth, St Blazey and Liskeard.

One residential home; Pathways in St Blazey provides long term care placements for up to six children and young people.

Short Breaks and Residential services provide positive opportunities, social interaction and independence skill development for disabled children and young people. View our mission statement and values

Senior Residential Care Workers, Residential Care Workers, Care Assistants and Waking Night Care Assistants provide a crucial role in supporting vulnerable disabled children and young people in Cornwall. We actively encourage and enable staff to develop practice, skills and expertise, in return for your commitment and motivation to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people you help and protect. We will offer you continued professional development and career progression through a range of learning and training opportunities. View details of what we offer to our employees

All of our homes are registered and regulated by Ofsted.If you would like to have an informal discussion about our services or any of the roles advertised please contact:

View current children's residential care vacancies

Tim - Deputy Manager, Residential Childrens ShortBreak home

Tim is a deputy manager at a residential short break home and assists the registered manager with staff supervision and operational service delivery 

View a transcript of Tim's video

Jackie - Senior Residential Care Worker, Number One, ShortBreaks

Jackie is a senior residential care worker who has worked through a career progression pathway since starting in the service. Jackie’s role is to link quality practice and support both care staff and link with management.

View a tranascript of Jackie's video

Debbie Moses - Registered Manager, Number One, ShortBreaks Service

Debbie is an experienced registered manager of Number 1 a residential short break home in Liskeard. Debbie is responsible and accountable for the management of the home and the staff at Number 1.

View a transcript of Debbie's video