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a wonderful place
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  letters, UK23 March 2019
it is a lovely place to work within and lovely people to work with, it is a place where you have a lot to learn about people and to make life friendships
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Good Charity. Poor Management
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  South West14 March 2019
Met some friendly people.

Hard word.

Be aware of management discriminating against you.

Management being over-demanding, setting unreasonable with tasks at times.

Threatening to fire you unless you do exactly what they demand, however unreasonable.

Be aware of being asked to show up early and work for free.
Pros
Some very friendly people, staff and volunteers (excluding management). Interesting job.
Cons
Threatened to be fired if "optional" overtime was not met. Discriminating Management.
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Nice Place
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Wolverhampton, West Midlands28 February 2019
Nice place to work with friendly staff and managers. Very supportive and good culture.

The application process was very easy and efficient too.

Very happy.
Pros
Good wages and positive culture
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Avoid ............ disgrace as a care provider
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Scotland12 February 2019
service users lovely staff some are actually lovely blame the newbie management a joke structures out of date no proper time spent with service users management never there back stabbers who gossip about everyone and everybody including family's
Pros
lovely service users
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Bullies
Support Worker/Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lancashire1 January 2019
No team work..other Support Workers stick the knife in and twist it. Nothing but bullies, dont help if youre new and set you up to fail. Management useless. Nice house & grounds but the staff make this place unbearable...a real " closed shop". Long serving staff got away with massive mistakes. Lead Supervisor left drugs cabinet open & unattended on corridor. Support worker worse for drink lying on a service users bed. Agency RGN bullied and harassed me. A culture of lying to cover mistakes made and blame the newbie.
Pros
Nice house & grounds.
Cons
Staff are bullies.
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Avoid
Project Co ordinator (Former Employee) –  North East25 November 2018
Poorly managed project, issues never dealt with seriously from line managers as long as targets hit who cares what else is happening. Lone working no one ever cared about my safety no check ups to see how things went from day to day and even when you send emails regarding issues no email/ calls for days to check on progress of clients or your own welbeing.

Best thing I did was to leave
Pros
Learners
Cons
Constantly work more than contracted hours
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Awful and dangerous corporate management
Nurse (Former Employee) –  Redditch, Worcestershire7 November 2018
Carers and nursing staff are impeccable in their respective roles but staff are lost due to the poor leadership and senior management in the organisation. The nurses are vulnerable and unsupported as there is no competent head of nursing leading them and there is a blame culture to scapegoat nurses and home managers for the incompetence of the organisation and dangerously low staffing levels.
Pros
The caring nature of staff actually ‘on the floor’ is brilliant
Cons
Blame culture. No nursing support, staff are vulnerable
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support worker
Support Worker/Carer (Current Employee) –  Abingdon, Oxfordshire21 October 2018
constantly on your feet, rushing around.
the care i must admit its 100%
clean
there a new manager and is approachable
the most enjoyable part of the job is having break and the residents
the place really needs a good make over
Pros
free tea or coffee
Cons
pay for your food
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Let down
Deputy Manager (Current Employee) –  Hampshire27 September 2018
let down by the company and senior management, ideas given but ignored and demands unreasonable. A service I love but a company I no longer believe in
Cons
Unrealistic expectations, demanding, unsupportive
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Poor
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Scotland15 September 2018
Staff are treated like they are expendable and they are not given the support needed. Hours aren’t very sociable and they are too long with shifts lasting 9.5 hours without a break adding up to 10. Some staff are fantastic but there is clear favouritism within the units. They are not supportive of staff and expect staff to be able to drop everything for work.
Cons
Long hours, some staff
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fun place to work
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh9 September 2018
assisting with eating and preparing meals, batch cooking.
assisting clients out to appointments and activities, personal care, medication administration.
Pros
free meals
Cons
long hours
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3.0
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Insecure future.
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Maidstone30 July 2018
To many changes in the company. No support or training given in certain areas of the job.
Be expected to cover every aspect of the job and not get any thanks or recognition.
The clients are great and you get to work with some truly good people.
Pros
Zero
Cons
Lack of support and training.
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Productive and fun workplace
Gardening assistant (Former Employee) –  Wolverhampton, West Midlands27 July 2018
Friendly environment and staff with clean rooms and organised job roles. Everybody is allocated a specific position and they work in collaboration to thrive and flourish an essential governmental organisation which helps with elderly and vulnerable. There is a notebook at the front desk in front of reception which is there for any visitor and volunteer to sign and that is a good method of telling that "I worked from 12:00 pm -15:00 on Wednesdays." I love it when people there smile at you for when you arrive and when you ask for something. There are lots of colourful hanging papers on the will which could energised a healthy person who passes by, let alone the residents. The carers wear uniforms and gardeners could not interfere while they are carrying out their role and it is a boon!
Pros
Quiet and beautiful place with Stourbridge nearby.
Cons
There is a bad 256 bus passing without a satisfactory time table in the bus stand.
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Great clients, appalling management
Co-ordinator, Direct Payments Support Scheme (Former Employee) –  Hitchin26 July 2018
The role was very satisfying because it could sometimes be like waving a magic wand for people who were in great need of support and help. However, the staffing structure and management were such that the stress of the workload eventually told and the job became untenable. t was also very poorly rewarded with a rubbish pension package and benefits.
Pros
Client facing work
Cons
Everything else
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4.0
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Thought-Provoking
Care support worker (Former Employee) –  Weston-super-Mare, Somerset22 July 2018
he residents were well looked after and their happiness was of op priority. Long hours with little to no breaks as an issue at times but that's what happens in care/support work. Taught me about the fragility of life and how lucky some of us truly are
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Builds effective working/professional relationships
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Denbighshire21 July 2018
Encourages and empowers employees to lead by example anMd provides all the required resources to achieve the same. Help the team members to solve issues at the end.
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1 star
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Wales9 July 2018
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Not care for
Manager (Former Employee) –  North West2 July 2018
I can not fault the support workers efforts and what they do. They are fantastic, driven passionate workers. Sadly the same can not be said about senior management.
Over time is demanded of lower/middle management to an untenable level spoiling any home/work life balance that could be wished for. The small amount of time off that is received is often filled with on call and demands from senior management can arrive at any time of day or night.
When senior management are asked for help and support they say that they will support you but then they do not answer your calls or emails unless it is to financially benefit the organisation.
Supervision’s are not carried out when they are needed. Worst of all you are encouraged to falsify documents and give only positive feedback to CQC.
Pros
The support workers and the service users
Cons
Senior management, lack of support, working hours
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Demanding and unsupportive
Dogs Body (Former Employee) –  North East26 June 2018
Working from home on a project with little support and hardly any contact felt isolated and forgotten about except when numbers were needed. Management barely respond to emails even when incidents occur with clients highly dissappointed with whole experience.
Pros
Met some lovely clients
Cons
Thankless Jobs work well over the hrs without any thanks
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Changed a lot over the years to unpleasant
Head Chef (Former Employee) –  Alfreton23 June 2018
I worked for this charity for a very long time and in part was a pleasant place to work and to be a part of making a difference in an individual persons life.
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