Developing Cornwall’s Healthcare Workforce for the Future

Support Workers / Care Assistants

The Health and Social Care Apprenticeships are nationally recognised programmes and are accredited by Edexcel awarding body.
Young men and women from any background can enjoy an exciting career in health and social care. An apprenticeship is a stepping stone into your chosen career.

Are you caring, do you get on well with people, are you a good listener, do you like helping others?

Health and social care apprenticeships can lead to nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, working with children, the elderly, individuals who have learning or physical needs and even through to management.

Dynamo Healthcare Training supports people who want to commence careers within health and social care within the South West of England.

‘There were 1.75 million paid jobs in adult social care in England in 2009, of these 1.61 million are directly employed at a place of work and 140,000 are employed by agency, bank and pool workers, volunteers, students and others including self-employed. People who use services are supported in a variety of settings including their own homes, supported accommodation, day care provision and residential accommodation. The sector is steadily expected to grow in size of employees, needing a minimum of 2 million workers by 2025, giving potential apprentices great potential for a career in a growing sector’.

Where could I work?

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Residential or Nursing Home

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Domiciliary Care Services

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Working as a Personal Assistant with an individual employer in their own home.

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Voluntary Organisation or Social Enterprise

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Local Authority Social Care Department

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NHS or GP Practice

What client groups could you work with?

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The elderly

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People with Physical Difficulties

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End of life support

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People with Substance Misuse Needs

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People needing support in their own homes as  a Personal Assistant

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People with Learning Disabilities

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Rehabilitation support towards independent living

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People with Mental Health Needs

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Young People

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