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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Care friends

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Care friends is an employee referral app in partnership with Skills for Care, to encourage many more staff to recommend their friends to join them in the care sector. Care staff earn points instantly for every stage of the recruitment process, and managers can also give bonus points to recognise hard work or reward going the extra mile.

Claim your fully funded 12 month Care Friends licence

We are offering FREE Care Friends annual licences to any adult social care provider operating in Devon County Council’s area – but supply is limited, so get yours now! Contact care friends via

In this presentation, Neil Eastwood, best-selling author of ‘Saving Social Care’ and CEO of Care Friends shares his top tips on recruitment and retention strategy. You can watch the full webinar by Neil discussing social care recruitment best practise in Devon. Neil also shared a video showing his tips for using Facebook for promoting recruitment opportunities.


Neil Eastwood’s Online Care Recruitment Masterclass Course now free for care providers

With employers in Adult Social Care across the UK facing unprecedented challenges filling vacancies, Neil Eastwood has waived the enrolment fee permanently on a 120-lesson online video recruitment training course to support the sector. Care recruiters can access the course at here.

Neil explains: “In over 12 years as an observer of adult social care recruitment, I have never known the workforce pressures on employers to be this great – with further headwinds coming. Just before I came up with the concept of Care Friends in 2018, I finished filming a 120-lesson online masterclass for care recruiters. But I didn’t have much time to tell anyone about it before Care Friends demanded all my time.

I decided to waive the enrolment fee permanently in the hope that the practical tips and advice I have collected over many years can now go some way to helping struggling providers during this urgent and deepening social care recruitment crisis.”


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