carer (Former Employee), trowbridge – June 9, 2012
Pros: meeting new people
I enjoyed working for Leonard Cheshire, as i loved meeting new people, a typical day would have been driving to the peoples houses and doing their housework while chatting to them, maybe taking them shopping or out for the day if that's what they wanted. If ever i didn't understand anything, the management were very easy to talk to, didn't feel intimidated, – more... the most enjoyable part of the job was just chatting to them and listening to them, also having a cuppa with them every now and again!!!, the hardest part would have to be when you have built up a good friendship with them and they pass away. – less
I enjoyed working for LCD they where a good company to work for and I was sorry I had to leave.
Support Worker/PCP Co-ordinator (Former Employee), North West Wales – May 17, 2012
Pros: supportive environment to work in
Cons: sometimes working aone
I worked on a one to one basis with Service Users. My job was that of Person-centred Planning Support Worker/Co-ordinator. I undertook training in PCP and computers/IT to polit a scheme for LCD to introduce methods, systems and proceedures for the company to introduce PCP to all their Service Users. I was very lucky to have good management whilst undertaking – more... the pilot scheme and very good co-workers who I had to train/teach/feedback to then carry the PCP system out to Users. Thing I often found hardest was being able to find private areas to work with individuals in a private and confidential setting without other people inturpting or disturbing often sensitive conversations. I love this job as it gave me the opportunity and automony to help develop PCP within LCD with the imput of the Users. To be able to choose relevant software packages for PCP work try them out and choose appropriate softeware to meet Service User needs and abilities. I also have gained much experience with admin work through this post along with further developing my own computer skills. – less