Hi, thank you for this lovely review, and we're very glad you enjoyed the job, thanks for your hard work. And we're sorry about the paperwork - one of the hazards of being such a highly-regulated sector! But any suggestions for reducing it are gratefully received.
Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review, we're glad you were part of our 'family', and that you found people so open to new ideas and information. Best wishes to you for the future.
Hi, thanks for sharing your memories of this job with us. Obviously it's disappointing that your experience from five years ago was so poor.
What you say about 'little room for creative thinking or autonomy' is not a description of the service that we would really recognise, as No Limits is all about the individual needs of the young person being supported and all support plans are bespoke, with considerable input from the teams. In relation to training, all our CLFs are on the Level 3 Award in Education and Training programme, free of charge.
You mention that "things may have changed" from five years ago, and perhaps back then you were in a team that was struggling - difficult for us to tell. We're confident that if you came back today your experience would be good.
Best wishes to you and we hope you are happy in your current role.
Hi, thanks very much for taking the time to post this review. It's always interesting to hear what Relief staff have to say because as you point out, you will cover many different services. We're really glad you enjoyed the job, that you learned a lot and that staff are helpful to each other.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to review your time with MacIntyre objectively. We're glad you enjoyed the key part of your role: supporting people with learning disabilities, and that you had good training.
Sorry to hear of your disappointment with other aspects. If you would like to discuss, please feel free to call Tess Marshall, Recruitment Officer, on 01908 230100, in complete confidence.
Hello and thank you for this review underlining how we support people to live with dignity, all while enjoying teamwork with colleagues. Much appreciated.
Hello and thanks for your feedback. Obviously we're concerned by what you say of your experience, but without some context regarding the type of enquiries you mention, it's difficult for us to comment constructively. We would be interested in finding out more so please feel free, if you wish, to call the recruitment team on 01908 357016 in complete confidence.
Thank you for this very realistic review of the challenges with balancing university and work commitments. A lot of our Relief workers take the role in order to earn money doing a rewarding job while at uni. We're so pleased you enjoyed working with the people we support and getting them involved in different activities. Good luck in the future.
Thank you very much for this review of life at our children's home and school in Wingrave. The young people are indeed amazing, and we are glad you picked out the training MacIntyre offers. We will mention your comment around support to the management team. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely comment, it is so great for us to read. You're absolutely right about the rewards in seeing someone smile as a result of your skill, hard work and interactions.
Very pleased as well to read your positive comments about the local management team and the training.
We wish we could pay more, and we agree none of us work in this sector for the money, but for the rewards. It takes a special kind of person to bring out the best in vulnerable people.
Great to read this comment, thank you for taking the time, it sounds like you gained great experience all round. We think it's one sign of a talented Support Worker to worry about the people we support - when you're part of any family it kind of goes with the territory. But we hope you didn't worry too much! Thanks again.
Thanks so much for this lovely review - you really capture what makes working at MacIntyre special, and we're really pleased you've explained how much you've learned. Shame about the bed, be careful you don't fall out!!
Hi, thanks so much for this great comment, and for all your hard work achieving those great outcomes!
Thank you so much for this lovely comment about your job in the Leicester services, we're delighted you enjoyed it so much.
Thank you so much for this lovely comment, which is great for us to hear. It was really good to hear you make the distinction between a 'care home' and a 'real' home - that's exactly what we strive for. Wishing you all the best in the future.
Hi, thank you for your comment, and we're glad you found the Area Manager 'lovely and friendly' (we agree!).
We're sorry that the rota didn't appear to meet your needs, and also have some concerns around what you say regarding your training and induction. If you would be willing, we would very much like to hear more about this so we can take any action needed - please feel free to contact me, Tess Marshall, on 01908 230100, in confidence.
Hi, thank you for adding such a detailed review of your experience at MacIntyre. We are sorry you didn't enjoy every aspect of your job. Relating to your comment about people not wanting to work here, we're sure that all employers have some people who feel this, but for us it doesn't generally seem to fit with the engagement and positivity we see around the organisation, for example at the road shows.
We're very interested in your comments about training - as you rightly pick out as a positive, training is a big part of what we do, so it would be good to understand why the specific training you received didn't help you do your job. If you have time and are willing, we would like to find out more about this and generally what we could have done to work with you on the aspects of your role you didn't enjoy. Please feel free to give me a ring in complete confidence - Tess Marshall, Recruitment Officer, 01908 230100.
We're very sorry you left MacIntyre with such bad feelings about the management and structure. Without knowing the details it's difficult to comment constructively, but you would be very welcome to call Tess Marshall, Recruitment Officer, on 01908 230100, in complete confidence, to discuss.
We’re sorry you were unhappy with the night rota in this job. We hope you raised this issue at the time – there are many avenues for doing so, including your Wingrave Staff Council representative. We have brought your comment to the attention of the senior management team. All best wishes for the future.
Thank you for your comment, and we are sorry you're feeling unsettled. We would recommend that you talk to your manager if you can, or in confidence to your local Staff Council member or to me, Tess Marshall, Recruitment Officer on 01908 230100. It would be such a shame to lose you from a job that you have enjoyed up to now. Hopefully whatever this situation is, we can get it resolved soon.
Thanks so much for this comment, and for recommending MacIntyre as a great place to work. We're glad you're happy here.