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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Recruitment and Retention

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Proud to Care Devon supports all health and care providers in Devon to recruit people with the right values, to develop people and to retain a skilled workforce.

The Proud to Care Devon campaign promotes working in health and care in Devon as a great career choice. It’s free for all health and care providers to advertise job vacancies, including work placements, apprenticeships and volunteer roles. These can be very easily uploaded onto the Proud to Care Devon jobs board.


If you would like to discuss or need assistance with recruitment and retention please contact


DBS checks for adult social care roles. This leaflet addresses the eligibility of a range of roles across the adult social care sector. It is based on generic descriptions of the roles and their responsibilities. This guidance applies whether the people in these roles are paid or unpaid.


NHS and Care Volunteer Responders

The Volunteer Responders programme – now named NHS and Care Volunteer Responders – is being expanded to support adult social care providers in England. You can now arrange volunteer support for recipients of social care, including domiciliary care and people living in care homes. The volunteer services on offer include:

  • Check in and Chat – short-term telephone support consisting of friendly conversations to improve mental health and wellbeing.
  • Pick up and deliver – transportation of medication to people’s homes from NHS sites.
  • Community Response (coming soon) – help with activities including collecting and delivering food shopping and essential items and / or prescriptions and medications.

For more information, please visit the NHS Care Volunteer Responders website.

  • Care Friends

    Information about the Care Friends App to support with recruitment and retention.

  • Skills for Care

    Details on support and information for recruitment and retention by Skills for Care

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