Support Worker (Current Employee) – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – 29 August 2017
The job role is busy and never dull. Management are very good at supporting staff and clients to ensure an excellent quality of support and care is provided to the clients. There is a strong mixture of cultures within the work place and this allows clients of all walks of life to feel comfortable. St Annes respects and welcomes diversity. The most enjoyable part of my job is ensuring that I have enabled clients to become as independent as possible in order to lead a fulfilling life. The most difficult part of the job is being restricted due to government funding or lack of services within the area, in turn not being able to support the clients the way in which would most benefit them,
Support worker full time (Former Employee) – Durham, Durham – 4 October 2018
I worked for this company for only a relatively short period of time thank God! During my time there I realised support from upper management was non-existent. I soon found myself in a position where I had valid concerns over the seniors conduct towards me, upper management passed this off as jovial banter. I had various hideous experiences while working for this company, one being the senior referring to me as eye candy and a tease, I also felt the senior missed no opportunity to stare at me in a lecherous manner. This vile individual was certainly the motivation I needed to move on, I'm staying positive and loving my current job within the care sector.
Mental Health Support Worker (Former Employee) – Yorkshire – 30 May 2018
I worker at St Annes for just over a year, regrettably leaving due to personal circumstances. The team i worked with was supportive of each other and diverse in areas of knowledge, so service users received first class support. The work was challenging but incredibly rewarding. A fantastic company to work for
Support Worker/Carer (Former Employee) – County durham – 16 April 2018
Managers talk about other people in front of you the training is non existent then you get the blame if somethings not right, they favouritise other workers a joke of a company, don’t trust them I ve left now and going to take them further
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Sunderland – 26 February 2018
absolutley no life balance hours and shifts were spread over sometimes 6 days, management no contact at weekends. workplace culture cannot fault staff enjoyed working with great staff that are not valued enough
Quality and Safety Lead (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 24 July 2017
Having started working at St Anne's nearly 2 years ago, I have been encouraged to develop both professionally and personally. Working directly with Clients has been challenging at times, but has come with so many rewards. Staff and managers have been friendly and the teams I have worked with have taught me valuable skills and made me feel more confident. There has always been training opportunities, such as online courses, NVQs , Attending University Modules or in house training sessions. Senior Management are approachable and keen to develop new ideas to benefit the clients and staff. I feel that I have been allowed to develop in my career and encouraged to progress into a role I really enjoy and find stimulating. Having worked predominantly within private healthcare companies, the passion and culture of this Charity is very refreshing.
Encouragement to develop skills, the clients, supportive of your ideas
Various over 25 years (Former Employee) – Various – 12 July 2017
It has been my misfortune and a waste of my life to work for this terrible corrupt company for 25 years! The management are corrupt, they want you to whistle blow but if you do god help you. The management are liars who will never listen to the truth. In the time I worked there (and god they make you work for pittance of pay)working 24 hours on your own with 10 people with enduring mental health problems cooking cleaning laundry handing out medication and dealing with complex situations with no management support what so ever! And god help you if you get sick they couldn't care less and will ship you out A.S.A.P. My only hope that this terrible company will go out of business soon...........
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Yorkshire – 22 April 2017
They can't seem to practice what they preach. They make promises and then break them. They change terms and conditions despite agreeing to adhere to the ones already in place. They shouldn't be a "charity", they don't care about the staff, or the service users, they simply care about the future of their business - money! A "Not for profit" charity shouldn't need to make money for themselves. They think they can just put people on 14 and 15 hour shifts without consultation despite the fact it's illegal! Take my advice, DO NOT work for this company, they will only screw you over in the long run. Give it 10 years, if that, and the "Charity" won't even exist anymore.
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Huddersfield – 23 November 2016
What i perhaps enjoy the most whilst working for St Anne's is that there are not many typical days. My role and the challenges it presents can change within a short time frame, dependent on client and service needs. Working within and as part of a dedicated team has allowed me to develop professional, gaining experience and knowledge of key requirements within the care service. With the support of my manager and co-workers i have been able to introduce our clients to new life experiences such as activity holidays but also new areas of interest such as differing forms of music and activities such adaptive cycling and ice-skating. This has also been the hardest part of my role at times due to my client groups requirements, sourcing new experiences is a difficult and challenging, yet rewarding aspect.
Assistant support worker (Former Employee) – huddersfield – 27 November 2012
it was great working closely with my colleagues help me learn fast, well the management was really good, with my co-worker we all work as term, the hard part of the job to me is by losses two client before my training finished, the enjoyable part of the job is for me waking up in morning going to work to help people that really needs my help, seeming them smile makes me happy.