I was a shop volunteer under this organisation for a long time. I was manipulated, verbally abused, lied about and to on a regular basis. What an absolute nightmare of an organisation katharine house is.
All the payed staff standing around talking about themselves none stop doing no work whatsoever. Then they would take credit for my work, picking up the items I had been processing, looking me in the eye and saying "right I've done this". I was once told by a deputy manager that she doesn't do steaming, and that it's my job.
Payed staff never get off their phones, the manager of the Donna Louise charity shop in leek (whilst under katharine house) was on her phone constantly.
She was openly chanting in support of the EDL in the shop whilst it was open.
So much disturbing behaviour, I could not possibly fit it all in this review.
I was treated so absolutely appallingly that it took a great toll on my mental health.
When I complained, I found out that the people at the top are just as bad.
They clearly hate volunteers