“You can’t imagine how vulnerable you feel when you first need care. Having someone who understands and goes that extra mile means the world to me.”

A Somerset Resident

Discovery open day/recruitment event

We are running an event in the Eleos Café on Fore Street in Chard on the 23rd November between 10am and 2.30pm, and would love to meet with anyone who is considering a career as a Support Worker, or would like to find out more about what Discovery does in the local Chard Community. We will be providing free teas and coffees for anyone who wants to come along and have a chat with our team, and on the day you will be able to meet with Rhiannon and Claire who are managers of three of our services in the Chard area and who have started out as Support Workers and worked their way up, and who would be able to tell you what it’s really like to be a Support Worker. You will also be able to meet Sean from the Recruitment team at Discovery, who can talk to you about opportunities for work experience, relief and permanent roles both in Chard and across the county.

We will also be joined throughout the day by some of the People we Support, who live in Chard and are supported by members of our Support Worker team, and who would love to say hello if you come in!


This is a great opportunity to learn more about working with adults with learning disabilities and / or Autism, and what a career as a Support Worker could look like for you

Every day, thousands of people in Somerset receive care or support in one form or another.

The Proud to Care Somerset initiative aims to highlight the many rewarding career opportunities that exist across the care sector.  Whether you have just left college or are looking for a change later in life, maybe a career in care is for you?

Working in this sector you can provide truly essential services and make a real difference to the lives of others.  You can choose to work with people with disabilities, older adults, people using mental health services or those with learning disabilities.

You don’t need any previous qualifications or experience as you will be supported in the workplace.

For more information on starting your career in care, visit Skills for Care.

Need support looking for a job?

The National Careers Service offer a range of support services, including advice on how to produce a CV, interview skills, and job search techniques. This free service is available to all adults and 18-year-olds who are in receipt of a Job Centre benefit.

To request support, visit the National Careers Service or link with your local Jobcentre Plus

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