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Work in health and social care

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  • Care: Do you care for others and their wellbeing?  
  • Courage: Do you stand up for those who need a voice?  
  • Compassion: Are you compassionate about supporting those in need?  
  • Competence: Are you organised and can work as part of a team and on your own?  
  • Commitment: Are you committed to improving other people’s lives? 
  • Communication: Are you approachable and able to connect with others? 

If you answered yes to these questions, there are job opportunities available in health and social care right now in Plymouth that may suit you and that can easily fit around your lifestyle. The Caring Plymouth team are here to help you find the right job or access further training and education so that you’re ready to take your next steps.

Additionally, you can: 

  • Come and see us in person to discuss your options. Caring Plymouth host a Health and Social Care Drop-in every Monday, 10am to 2pm, on the first floor of Barclays Bank in Plymouth city centre, PL1 1LA.  
  • Contact us by emailing  
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook: Caring Plymouth X (Twitter): @CaringPlymouth

About working in health and social care 

Making Plymouth a great place to grow up and grow old means supporting individuals to live independently, safely and well.  

With over 50 career pathways to choose from, Caring Plymouth is connecting local people with opportunities for skills, training, education, careers and jobs in the adult social care sector.  

Taking into account your lifestyle, skills and experience, we can help you find where you could make a real difference in your local community. By working in care you will be promoting independence and enabling adults across a variety of settings, including: 

  • Care homes: provide a home and personal care for people who need extra support in their daily lives. This includes residential care, which ensures the everyday needs of residents are met, and nursing care where further support is provided by a qualified nurse. 
  • Domiciliary care: enables people with recognised care needs to remain in their own home with support from a care worker. 
  • Supported living and extra care: offers support and/or care services to help people to live as independently as possible. This service enables individuals to decide where they want to live and who with, how they want to be supported. 

Additional support for applicants 

Free support for applicants will be provided through Skills Launchpad Plymouth, the city’s one-stop-shop for skills, training, education, careers and jobs. 

We will offer you: 

  • access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance 
  • a 1:1 face to face skills assessment to identify your transferrable skills and values-based behaviours to help you more confidently apply for jobs in care 
  • help to prepare for interview  
  • the opportunity to gain entry level skills to build confidence 
  • support for mental health and well-being 
  • advice to overcome barriers to starting work including access to financial support for work clothing, initial travel to work costs as well as guidance on benefits calculations 
  • access to ongoing training and skills development to promote up-skilling and encourage career progression.