Social Care Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 5 April 2018
I didn't stay here long as it was less about mental health than it was about drug users which I had limited scope and knowledge with. I explained my voluntary work and experience and personal life circumstances should put me in good stead to work for the newly up and running home.
Suport worker within the community (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 1 February 2018
Could be out from 6:30am until 11:00 at night and your availability means absolutely nothing. Constantly being rang whilst trying to work and even on days off yet when you try to call them regarding a client or rota you are put on hold or cant get through at all. Management constantly make false promises and communication is extremely poor. I used to love my job but with this company I just felt rushed and frustrated not being able to assist people as much as i would like to. No travelling time between calls and calls often overlapped on rota, when you call to try and sort it out they say they have when they havent and then they will blame you for the mistakes they have made. Holidays are never accepted as they are always short staffed due to the way they treat people. Office staff are rude. There is so much I could say and I would challenge anybody from the company about the points I have made. The only reason I lasted was because of my clients.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Leeds And Bradford, Yorkshire – 27 November 2017
most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people on a day to day basis and knowing that if its wasn't for me they wouldn't of achieved what they needing to be done such as everday tasks. the hardest part of the job was all the driving around leeds and Bradford area. management wasn't that good sometimes you couldn't get threw to the right people you needed too get the correct information about service users. a typical day at work was drive to the clients house do personal care , provide medication , provide food and fluids , clean the house and their washing and then move onto the next house and do it all over again.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – everywhere – 25 December 2016
my job involves travelling to different hospital and worked with various service users with mental disorders as well as physical health issues. met different staff with different attitudes. the job is challenging but rewarding. I enjoy most when patients tells me how good and helpful I have been to them and they are getting better.
National Clinical Lead (Current Employee) – Nationwide – 7 December 2016
Excellent colleagues with fantastic support from management. A culture of caring at work where staff are supported and given progression opportunities where possible.
My job has been very varied and I have learnt an incredible amount. Support has always been there when needed and the HR department are incredibly helpful and always available to offer advice. I don't have anything negative to say.
Mental health; nursing assistant (Current Employee) – Manchester – 23 July 2016
Very good agency to work for, most used by the hospital local to me. Staff are always consistent and employees are assigned a "consultant" to organise shifts etc. These consultants are always on the ball, honest and reliable. Only downfall is frequency of shifts (which is down to the wards you work on, not fault of the agency) can fluctuate so if this is your only line of work it's difficult to maintain a wage.