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Many of the staff are lazy and do the bare minimum, leaving the harder working staff to pick up the slack.

I have frequently been disappointed by the attitude of some of the managers and directors (particularly at head office) who seem to be out of touch with how their staff work on the front line
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After a week in which for patients passed away in our unit - only one of whom was taken to hospital, as the paramedics refused to take other patients who were dying - head office sent us a 'Thank you' balloon and 2 boxes of chocolates.
This shows the level of care towards staff... So no, this company is not recommended.
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I got paid for my work and I liked the patients.
Cons
I was never accepted by the team, the management didn't finish my induction, colleagues were making basic errors and didn't like being corrected, staff stopped training new people - though it was their responsibility, I was blamed for not having training - when that was managements responsibility.
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I really enjoyed my time with making space I was based in chorley and work and life balance was good they are a brilliant company to work for management was there to support staff
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As my first job as a support worker staff and management were really helpful. There were regular team meetings and the training provided was excellent. The staff that I worked with at the time were very helpful.
Pros
Training is really good, staff team were helpful
Cons
pay
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Worked at making space for a couple of years through an agency at a couple of houses, never let them down and always helped at a drop of a hat., only to be used. No loyalty whatsoever
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Senior leadership not very supportive, robust or clear. Lot's of change required before could be considered a healthy working environment. Low staff morale.
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Traning is the best for you to progress with day to day duties, rewarding and also challenging and sometimes stressful. But overall brilliant experience.
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I can't speak for other units under the Making Space umbrella but Rivacre is a relatively friendly place to work. Newbies are give decent periods to acclimatise to the culture and environment and the clients are truly treated with unconditional positive regard. The rank and file staff are the salt of the earth.
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Pathetic place to work for, they cheated the taxpayers, they took the money from the council but never provided the care they were supposed to.a corrupt company to work for
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The level of institutional behaviour in the home I worked at was appalling and I was expected to unravel 18 years of this style within a few weeks. You’ll need a strong backbone and be confronted with a lot of resistance from the staff. Maybe do bank shifts first
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Working for making space at the moment management are good & team leader .Wages are poor but most care wages are poor . They have good education programs such as training always upto date .You can get qualifications through making space which is useful.
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Poor management wages are rubbish and training is held in warrington. The service users are lovely but management expect to much of you in little time and expect you to work more hours at a minutes notice
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There’s cliques and if you’re not part of them or willing to do everything you can to get into them then they don’t want you around. They do not take complaints seriously and do nothing to help you. Work life balance is a joke they expect you to drop everything to stay behind and work extra hours but if you’re even 5 minutes late they complain.
It’s a bully filled environment with no mental,physical or emotional support.
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5.0
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This was a fantastic place to gain a huge amount of experience working with people with diverse mental health problems. The staff were all proactive and we discussed regularly improvements we could make to the lives of our service users. The service users themselves were making big steps to reach their goals and it was an honour to be a part of their process.
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Working with people with dementia can be stressful but the family feel to the organisation meant that there was plenty of support and I have made life long friends with those I worked with.
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The time I spent working there From the start, it was fun, met some great people and enjoyed my time.
I was actually amazed about when they mentioned work and life balance, that they care about employees wellbeing.

however, I’ve seen non of that.

Management is a bully.

Racist environment

Unprofessional management.
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Job is ok
Cons
Management
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Working in Merseyside I found the job to be very interesting and fulfilling. I had my own caseload and gained brilliant experience and confidence in myself.

However, I found a few members of the management team to be very conniving

and unprofessional to put it lightly, which in the end effected my own mental health and I had to leave.
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Parking is a nightmare as the office is located in the city centre and only 2 spaces available.
Have the freedom to manage your own caseload of clients. Client group can be challenging and you will work hard for your wages. No 2 days are the same and great if you like being out and about as this is not a 9-5 office job.
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Great team and lone working.
Cons
Can be stressful and challenging.
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5.0
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Overall just an amazing company to work for, good clients, good hours, food staff. Makes going to work so much easier. Supported living, not a care home therefore you’re not travelling all day long and you get to spend adequate time and care for the person you’re looking after
Pros
Good ideas, good staff
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None
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5.0
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Absolutely loved working for makingspace, as a support worker in and around Ashton and Bryn area making sure people are comfortable living at home, made a lovely bond with lots of families I supported.
Pros
Flexability
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None
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Wonderful experience and very supportive team. Lots of variety in the volunteering opportunities and many chances to get involved. Volunteering is flexible and rewarding
Pros
Making a difference
Cons
none!
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