Support worker (Former Employee) – Blackpool – 17 May 2016
I enjoyed working Guardian but the hours were all over the place. Staff were great but the wages were only minimum. I enjoyed working with the service users and other staff members. A typical day at work would be supporting services users on a daily basis daily living, such as paying bills, taking them out and paying bills.
This was a good place to work and I was promoted to Senior Carer. Gray management, lots of support.
Senior Care Assistant/care assistant (Former Employee) – Northampton – 18 September 2017
This was the first care company and first care position I had. It was a friendly, competent, and well managed company who did care for their clients. Sadly all but 4 of the clients were from social services and when it came for tendering, social services found a cheaper provider, so the company ceased trading and closed down.
Good management and a happy work place, good support.
when working for guardian home care, i enjoyed my time there and was very happy, they have a mixture of learning disability and domiciliary care.
the only thing i feel that they did wrong was mix guardian home care with a London care branch they should of kept the learning disability separate, which would of meant that they had two good branches.
over all a very good company to work for salary was a bit poor but you get passed that when you are working with vulnerable people.
Was happy working for the company and enjoyed my work.
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – Gillingham – 5 September 2016
I only worked here for a 4 week placement courtesy of Chatham job-centre, The Staff are very polite and one lady even picked me up form Chatham every morning from Chatham so I didn't have to get the bus to Gillingham everyday. If I get a chance to work here on full time basic I would
Administrator (Former Employee) – Basildon – 9 March 2015
A typical day consisted of reviewing time sheets and adjusting on the system. Conducting payroll queries. Submitting starter and leaver details and taking calls from clients and service providers. I learnt about the care sector and more detailed knowledge of payroll. My co-workers were very supportive and we worked well as a team. The hardest part of the job was dealing with people who wouldn't co-operate with deadlines. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the clients and making sure that they were cared for.
Carer (Current Employee) – Basildon, ENG – 7 March 2014
A typical day at work is a 7.00 am start where i go to peoples homes and provide personal care, administer medication, provide fluids and nutrition and promote and maintain well being. In this job, you are constantly learning, and evolving as a person, the main thing this job has taught me, is life is short and to make the most of what we have here and now. I have started to use things that i have always saved for special occasions like glasses and dinner services as i bought them to enjoy them, instead of enjoying them once a year, i enjoy them every day. i have excellent relations with my co workers as i work on a double round where my co worker is important and we have to have a high level of working relations to get the job done effectively. The hardest part of my job is not being able to help someone who has lost mental capacity and there requests have to be declined as it would put them in danger and become a health and safety risk for all involved as in the client, my co worker and myself. The most rewarding part of this job is knowing that in some way i have brought them dignity, happiness, and increased there quality of life in the time that i have spent with them, and listened to some amazing story's which they may not ever have been able to tell there family as they no longer have any kin.
Care Worker (Former Employee) – Gillingham – 15 April 2013
I worked for the company for two years and the managerial department are absolutely useless. I loved my job but recently it has turned disgusting. They just want robots that will do the bare minimum and never complain about anything. They do not want people who care, despite the job description on being a carer. If this is you then go for it but I would not recommend this company to anyone.
Diverse, ever changing work. Promotes life skills and can be very fun
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Cleveleys – 30 August 2012
On a daily basis I use written and communication skills, deal with finances, partake in various activities, improve cooking skills and occasionally have to be very quick thinking in emergency situations. I have learnt how to run a house, budget, communicate better and become more aware of disabilities and how they can affect people. I have found that there can be a turnaround of management, but a structured system is in place. I have been lucky to work with the same team now for approximately 2 years. We each know our own skills, and work together well as part of a team. We do have to make quick decisions and this means working with our own initiative, which can be occasionally or several times a week. Certain behaviours which are displayed can be challenging, and sometimes i feel appropriate support and/or training is not provided to staff. Knowing you make a difference to peoples lives, enhancing their skills and enjoying many activities with them is very satisfying.