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Great job
Residential Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Chilsworthy14 January 2018
It's a great job supporting young people but the shifts a long and it's a hard work life balance. The work is interesting and there is plenty of opportunity to gain qualifications and progress your career.
Pros
Free dinner
Cons
Long hours
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Arrogant and bullying management
Support Worker/Carer (Former Employee) –  Hertfordshire9 January 2018
Care home run like a zoo. Clients treated worse than captive animals and then managers wonder why behaviours are bad. No interaction with clients who get bored and isolated and behave like the pacing and depressed tigers seen in zoos.
Anyone who complains is bullied - including clients and their representives with threats of dismissa. Have to complete records etc to give positive outcomes to inspectors etc. So that company can maximise revenues and sell their self proclaimed excellence. Decided to leave as not happy to commit fraud
Pros
Trying to improved client outcomes
Cons
Bullying managers, poorly trained management, arrogant, blame culture
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Greedy company more interested in money than care providing
Care Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Hereford, Herefordshire3 January 2018
I work 4 years way to long for this company hoping it would get better each manager. 5 different managers in 4 years tells a story. Care staff turnover constant. Was made a senior by one manager. Next manager came along and because i had reportrd a problem about a carers rough moving and handling was told i was disrespectful to the staff. It caused me so much stress i gave senior position back. Lack of staff always agency being called in. Ehole company is just run for the money mot for the care. They dont care full stop.
Pros
Great care colleagues. Seperate staff area.
Cons
Poor wage. Poor staff turnover. Lack of management
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Worst place ever
Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cumbria27 December 2017
I have worked for priory for nearly two years it is the worst place I have ever worked, management are a disgrace and nurses blame carers for their incompetence. The only reason for staying are your duties as a carer for the residents and the friendships that you make with them. You are constantly on your feet and come home feeling like you've been at the gym for 12hrs. I don't mind hard work I like hard work but this takes the biscuit for a measly 7.65. Carers should be paid a good wage for the work they do and also working very understaffed most shifts. Nurses do not help carers even when understaffed (disgrace) residents don't get the care they deserve.
Pros
Non
Cons
Everything
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Good place to work.
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Burntwood, Staffordshire30 November 2017
Really good place to work. Lovely residents and staff. Managers and other staff are helpful and supportive. Good shift patterns and decent pay. Lots of opportunities to get a variety of qualifications.
Pros
Continuous 3 week shift rota.
Cons
Long hours.
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Good supportive place to work
Activity Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Diss28 November 2017
Hard working staff willing to help you on a daily basis
Eager to help with training and providing you with the time to do it.
Patient focused and a good friendly team around you,
Pros
friendly
Cons
long hours
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Most staff are looking for new jobs
Senior Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Middleton St. George21 November 2017
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Every other week staff walk and most are desperate to leave.

Poor training & support, 1 female left to work nightshifts without support in the building in a high-risk maximum security facility that service users escape.

If you take a break you will get your stats down scored!! They say its your choice !!! Blackmail comes to mind.
Desperate calls from suicidal people that we have no safeguarding training!! People are taking their own lifes on the phone and afterwards .....We have no training to deal with this!!
Profit over service users and staff.

Hr ....Listen .....Need to invest at every level,

Training
More staff
Staff retention not turn over
Internal mental health support for stressed staff
Callers/ service user safeguarding (suicide)
Stop cutting wages and staff immediately
Find management who have the experience at this level and be compassionate when required.
Dont let females work alone on nightshifts.
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Terrible
Ex worker (Former Employee) –  Sussex21 November 2017
Managers off-site all.the time
No support
Staff labelled weak or strong
Unsuportive
In house targeting of certain staff by yps and staff
Glad I'm not there anymore
Rebuilt my confidence and life after leaving and my new job is more happier now
Pros
Wages
Cons
No support
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Excellent place to work
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire21 November 2017
I enjoyed every minute of working there , the factities are very good and resounces are just as good too great training lovely staff and very supportive manger .
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Worst place ever
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Loughshore17 November 2017
Worked at loughshore facility and would not set foot near the place ever again. Management are rude do not care for their staff and tend to bully them into doing more and more. The shifts are atrocious and the rate of pay is absolutely ridiculous, staff back stabbing each other every minute of the day. no training in 6 months as always cancelled due to staff shortages which is common and goes against all health and safety measures.
Pros
Nurses where great and always supported the staff
Cons
Long hours poor pay and bullying
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Mixed
Nurse (Current Employee) –  Cheadle, Cheshire8 November 2017
Used to be a good place to work but the business aspect has taken over and at time the care aspect takes a back seat.
There is a lot of pressure to get bums on beds rather than focus on whether this is the best place for the patient.
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Terrible company .
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Hove, East Sussex4 November 2017
I worked at a service in hove. The management have no regard for their staff and lack basic people skills and are unkept and scruffy . All they are concerned with is filling beds , And do not take into consideration suitability of the home , safety for other residents and staff.

The staff turnover is very high and moral low . I would not recommend this company to anyone .
Cons
Management
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Terrible
Support Worker/Carer (Former Employee) –  Uxbridge28 October 2017
During my time time here, was managed terribly by the company. Management work and problems were always delegated to the workers, a group of favored were always made apparent through their lack of work, personal number exchange with the manager, management made a hard work environment if you were not apart of the favored group. Manager often pretended took holidays and left all the problems to the work team that they should of dealt with as it is their job role and therefore took the credit for it upon return, whenever problems did occur neither local management nor on call management would ever help including not answering work phone during an emergency.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Management team
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Avoid!
Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, Lancashire26 October 2017
Terrible to work for, very unsupportive. Management are un approachable, not trained enough, under staffed, rude and demanding seniors and ward managers!
Pros
free meals
Cons
management, under staffed
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always sent to locations further away
Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Stafford11 October 2017
good job other then always being sent to further locations and never at site contracted to due to problems. decent pay but most will be spent on fuel due to locations
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Good
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Trowbridge, Wiltshire11 October 2017
Very rewarding job to do enjoyable being able to work with lots of different people with different disabilities . Shifts never the same always something different every day
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avoid!
Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield10 October 2017
Staff work very hard and 9/10 times short staffed. The housekeepers do an excellent job on a daily basis, its just a shame management are only interested in making money and not the welfare of the staff.

Poor wages for the work that you do.

I highly recommend NOT to work for this company!!!
Pros
Friendly staff, who truly care.
Cons
Long hours, poor pay.
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Stressful and unappreciated
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) –  Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff6 October 2017
The job can be hard but also rewarding. But the management are quick to pull you up on thing which haven't been done or aren't done correctly with no acknowledgement of how difficult it has been on the ward. There's a blame culture and the management will not admit when it's wrong! The team is so demoralised from being beaten down that staff are leaving in their droves. It was a nice place to work despite being very poorly paid but not any more
Pros
Reliable colleagues
Cons
Unappreciative management
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Slave (Former Employee) –  South Yorkshire29 September 2017
Wouldn't bother it's not a nice place to work. The managers are unapproachable and make you feel like you can't have time off for genuine things because others take the mess
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Bad money bad hours bad management bad staff
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dangerous
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) –  Middleton St. George29 September 2017
Since the priory took over affinity health care the have cut bonus's cut the staff all for profit and put employees in danger due to the staffing ladders , No support from management and I feel it is a very very sexist environment to be in
Pros
home time
Cons
no support no supevisions
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