It takes a certain type of person to work in health and care and it is not all about qualifications. What is most important is your values and attitudes to working with people who need care and support.
Find out more about the values, beliefs and attitudes required for care workers.
Whether you are starting or changing your career you will find a wide range of career paths, including apprenticeships and graduate schemes.
Skills for Care has useful information about working in social care on their Think Social Care pages.
Health Careers providing useful information on working in health.
In addition to paid employment there are also a large number of informal unpaid carers and volunteers in Cornwall who provide a wide range of valuable support to others, such as family, friends and neighbours.
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.
See what people say about their own careers or experience within care and health.