Very slow, staff are basically cleaners
Relaxed but stressful when you have limited staff but management think you can do a 101 things and not help you but sit in the office and drink coffee
The pace is manic and there is no structure or routine, dependant on staff clients are left bored all day or the more independent get all the attention. Awful experience
If you are dedicated to your service it will be constant and fast paced. There is always something that needs doing and things that need dealing with. It is not a job for anyone that wants to be lazy if you actually want to run a successful service that makes a positive difference in the residents lives.
It depends how much you're willing to put in. If you focus yourself on the needs of the individual and making their life the best it can be it can be very demanding and fast paced. The service users joy and progress is a great reward for the effort though.
If you're lazy and just want to sit around it's likely you'll be resented by many, and likely assaulted by frustrated and bored service users. Although HR are so useless that you'll probably keep your job (sadly for the service user, as you'll be neglecting them and damaging their lives) it happens all too often.
It’s care work... it’s the management that lets it down