Abandon hope all ye support workers who enter here!
Depressed, demoralised and often suicidal! This job will drain you of every good intention you may have and will suck you dry of all your enthusiasm. I found I was constantly checking the rota to see if I was put on that day with a lazy co worker (often the case being someone senior to my role)) or someone who actually had an interest in caring. Too many changes from the new manager had you running round in circles. Bad enough for the staff to deal with, let alone the service users who like to stick to their routines. You just woke up knowing that your 15 hr shift + sleep in without any breaks was going to be full on from the minute you walk through the door. Awful working environment and all down to incompetent management at the end of the day. Best thing I ever did was to leave that abysmal company.