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Proud to Care Cornwall

The role of care workers in our communities could not be more vital than it is today.

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Care workers provide an essential service. They visit people in their homes to help them remain independent. They also support them in residential homes. Each carer’s contribution is invaluable to helping others live their lives.  As a care worker the small things that you do could help make a big difference to someone’s life.

That is why Proud to Care was launched – to tell people about how rewarding a career in health and social can be.

You can choose to work with:

  • disabled people
  • older people
  • people who use mental health service or
  • people with a learning disability

You may help with:

  • Preparing meals, shopping and other outings, or providing interesting activities
  • Washing, eating, going to the toilet, dealing with emotional difficulties

Read more about what our workers do:

  • Adult social care is a growing sector. This means that there are lots of opportunities for you to develop your career. 
  • Could you make a difference? 
  • Are you Proud to Care?

Please visit the Proud to Care Cornwall website for further details. 

There are a range of social care providers in Cornwall. They provide job opportunities for people with the right values and a desire to help support others.  This could be in providing care to others or in the range of other job roles required to run a care organisation.

A good place to start looking for roles is the Proud to Care Cornwall Job Search for jobs, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities in Cornwall.

Each employer will have their own arrangements for training and supporting new staff. They also set their own pay and working conditions.

There will be a requirement to undertake an Enhanced DBS. Employers will complete this on your behalf.

The Department of Health and Social Care has a national recruitment campaign to:

  • Raise awareness of the variety of job roles and opportunities available.
  • Change what people think about working in the sector.
  • Encourage people with the right values, and who might be looking for a new challenge, to apply for adult social care positions.

For more information visit the national campaign website which will also direct you to jobs both national and Cornwall based on the DWP Find a Job website.

Existing staff are the most powerful advocates for the sector and can inspire and motivate people to understand more about working in social care.  To become an ambassador or to find out more then please contact