Lip Service Recovery Focus
Recovery Worker (Former Employee) – South East London, Greater London – 11 June 2018
Having worked for Richmond Fellowship for almost ten years , I found the work rewarding and the staff friendly and helpful.
Management (from area managers to locality managers ) are so focused with statistics, budgets and ‘outcones’ , they fundamentally neglect the needs of the people who use the service.
Driven by a desire to win contracts - a culture of ‘lip service’ has been nurtured - to the point that there is a fantasy versus reality at the services . As budgets are cut, staff expectations are loaded to the point that outcomes are unrealistic and the actual quality of support to those with mental health becomes increasingly reduced...
in my time I saw pay cuts, reduced quality of suppprt, deteriorating training oppprtunities, increased workloads, dreadful management, low moral and increased incidents from those that use the service ..
Be warned - if you work for RF , you will be worked to breaking point with little regard to your own wellbeing or mental health ..
Pay. Wellbeing . Shift work .