Everyday is different within a care environment but my main duties are personal care, giving medication and providing general support. The most rewarding job I have had, I go everyday knowing I have made a positive difference in someone's day.
helping people on daily basis
long hours but dont get paid for all the hours im out the house
Live in carer (Former Employee) – all of the UK – 26 July 2017
Helping Hands is very contious of people's vulnerability and so they train their staff to a very high standard. most of its workers are live in carers that are trained in health and safety and moving and handling as well as other skills necessary to ensure the comfortable care of a customer. a typical day at work would be assisting the client out of bed. help with all hygene routines and getting dressed. Make breakfast, prompt medication ,if aplicable and get client comfortable. then do the cleaning up and making of beds and sorting clothes for washing. arrange shopping and other daily meals. Management is always available to assist in any query one may have.
The hardest part of this job is being away from your own family for weeks at a time but the most enjoyable is that you get to meet such wonderful and interesting people.
you are able to save money as all your food and water and electrisity is free while living in.
Care Assistant for the Elderly (Former Employee) – Worthing and surrounding area – 18 July 2017
Although Helping Hands advertise a good rate of pay, In reality it's not that great. The travel/ mileage allowance is the lowest in the area and the calls we are given are geographically impractical. All in all, I'm going to have to throw in the towel as it's not economical to continue. Training and shadow shifts are not paid and the DBS is reclaimed in the first two pay days. Also, business insurance needs to be added to car insurance costing money . Overall, this makes a bit of a mockery of the £100 bonus paid in the first month.
Drive all over, lots to pay out in early days, split calls so you're really working 'all day'
I applied for a job there as i wanted night work. It took them three months to even get me any nights as they had none (false advertising) kept asking me to do days. Eventually got me three nights a week for a lovely lady who sadly had to go into a home. After telling me i was on £10 per hour only got paid £6.50 for 150 hours work i had done. When i rang to question this,the manger told me i was silly for not reading my contract.It stated set rate for night work to be discussed with manager only discussion i had was when i joined the company and signed my contract stating the agreed £10 per hour. Bad communication ,Bad management,Bad ethics,False advertising. I no longer work for the company and feel like i have wasted a lot of time doing training which i never got paid for either.
Carer (Former Employee) – united Kingdom – 6 June 2017
Good company, with a good staff.Busy day with a lot of tasks. Helping with personal hygiene and with everything related with the house, food, money and personal life. The client was tetraplegic, so this was the hardest part. The most enjoyable part was the client is a excellent and amazing person.
Live in carer (Former Employee) – England – 16 May 2017
For anyone enjoying working with elderly Live-in care work it is the best chance at doing the best possible job, living in customers own home providing them with best possible care. Carers also get the breaks and paid holidays.
Floor Staff (Former Employee) – Halifax, West Yorkshire – 7 May 2017
Loved every second of working here. The staff are lovely, they were very patient and helpful. Was never a dull moment while working here!! If I wasn't looking for a paid job I would definitely go back here!
prefer not to say (Current Employee) – prefer not to say – 28 April 2017
company described as family run and orientated , but no support is given from above you are just left to your own devises and expected to get on with it. They sell the company as quality driven but it isn't its all about hours and profit , quality comes last , very disappointing as I thought this would be my ideal job
lack of support, not as described, quick to hire and fire
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Prudhoe, Northumberland – 26 April 2017
Good company good pay a phone call away when you can get to speak to who u need, cant always get the hours you were promised and rotas are late out and sometimes not recived. No food contribution when doing 24hr shifts
Good hourly wage
Late rotas no hours spend alot of own money when out on food
Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Chester, Cheshire – 21 April 2017
Rewarding job very enjoyable.meeting new people and new situations. Good rate of pay. Working as a team with other staff and carers. Everyday is different and always willing to learn and improve my knowledge. I would recommend this job to many other people.