Employer Resources

Cornwall Campaign Resources

A range of resources from the “When you care in Cornwall, every day makes a difference” and “Cornwall Needs You!” recruitment campaigns are available for employers to use in their own advertising to promote careers in care.

All of the resources are available on the Recruitment Campaign Resources web page, including:

Proud to Care Ambassadors

The Proud to Care initiative was set up to inspire and motivate people to consider a career in care and our Proud to Care Ambassadors are instrumental in doing this. Proud to Care Ambassadors are care and health workers who are passionate about their work and attend a variety of career events to talk about what they do. Their aim is to inspire people to start a career in the care and health sector by demonstrating how rewarding it can be.

To find out more about the Proud to Care Ambassador Scheme in Cornwall contact proudtocare@cornwall.gov.uk

Skills for Care

Finding and keeping workers

Skills for Care has a range of information on finding and keeping workers, including how to widen your recruitment options, finding the right people and guidance on retaining employees.

Values based recruitment

Using a values based approach in your recruitment and retention has the potential to unlock new pools of candidates who are likely to perform well and stay with you. Read the Skills for Care toolkit on Values Based Recruitment

Working with the Department of Health and Social Care

The Department for Health and Social Care are running a national recruitment campaign When you care, every day makes a difference. Accompanying the campaign is an Adult Social Care Recruitment Toolkit which you may find useful for your own recruitment along with other resources on the website.

Care Friends App

The Care Friends employee referral app, officially launched in partnership with Skills for Care, aims to improve recruitment and retention of social care employees by using recommendations from existing employees.

You can find out more by visiting the Care Friends website which includes a short video.

Developing your staff

Workforce Development Fund

In Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is distributed by CAHSC on behalf of Skills for Care. The fund enables care employers to have a continuing commitment to staff learning and development by enhancing their learning and development budgets. Full details are available on the CAHSC website.

Apprenticeships

Funding for apprenticeships may be available to smaller employers through levy transfer schemes such as Cornwall Council Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme.

Skills Hub

The Skills Hub is a free independent and impartial service that helps employers understand their training & development needs and signposts them to the most appropriate no-cost and low-cost provision available.

From digital marketing and IT to finance and leadership, as well as apprenticeships and funded training opportunities, they research the wealth of training provision and refer you to the right specialists.

CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP drives our local economic strategy, determining priorities and undertaking activities to drive growth and the creation of local jobs, through for examples funding calls for distribution of European funding. The LEP have produced a booklet outlining all the projects that are currently active. Visit the Cornwall LEP website for further information.

For Your Employees

Wheels to Work

Cornwall Wheels to Work loan or hire a moped or electric bicycle to people who have a firm offer of employment but have no access to public or private transport.  Further details on the Wheels to Work Cornwall website.

Discount for Carers

All those working in the care sector, whether as a paid care worker, volunteer, retired or informal unpaid carer, can access the Discount for Carers website offering discounts on a range of products and services.

Useful links