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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 Residential Care Workers and 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. 

We have also recently introduced a competency based framework looking at career progression from Residential Care Works to Senior Residential Care Worker via a portfolio route following completion of probation/12 months practice. View details of what we other employment opportunities are offered to our employees.

View details of what we offer to our employees

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions. If you have any queries around applying please email or call the HR Resourcing Team on 01872 323800. 

View current children's residential care vacancies

Below is a video from the staff who work in our homes, talking about the positives we make in children and young people’s lives and the benefits of working within the Short Breaks and Residential Services.

Register your interest 

If you are interested but not ready to apply just yet, then register your interest with us and we’ll notify you of upcoming opportunities.

Register your interest now

 All of our homes are registered by Ofsted and if you would like to have an informal discussion about our services or any of the roles advertised please contact Sharron Adams 01726 812758

For further information please visit our Short Breaks and Residential Services webpages