Applied twice but....
Twice I've applied and twice I got interviews. Both with different managers within a very short space of time. Apart from that, they never followed up on me, despite the fact they are always advertising for staff. Obviously they either are inundated with applicants, or the turnover is extremely high!!!
Support Worker in Hadleigh, Suffolk
Lovely place lovely team
Lovely friendly team to work with.Management are very supportive and very willing to help you achieve your goals.Yes it is long hours but any job in the healthcare industry is going to be long hours.Yes it is hard, but I love working there with such a supportive team.No regrets moving to Kingsley from my last place of employment, I definitely made the right move.
Support care worker in Support worker
Honestly a horrible place to work
The owner didn’t even know what dementia was, managers really don’t care about staff, I’ve worked in many care jobs and honestly downham grange was the worst one, in the year and a half that I worked here, we went through 3 managers due to all of them being inadequate, I really DO NOT recommend this place as a place to work. If you value yourself, and your sanity, you’d work elsewhere. It’s the residents that I feel sorry for.
Support Worker in Suffolk
Pushed to your limit daily
It was extremely hard work. Mentally and physically exhausting. For the entire shift you are non-stop. I feel all the different units are understaffed, hence why you are pushed over your limit. New starters left as quick as they came, which really isn’t surprising. The rota system was completely unfair and you had no right to try and question it. You are constantly rushed off your feet, working tirelessly and to the best of your ability, yet still critiqued in every aspect. The ‘rare’ staff meetings were always negative- all positives are failed to be mentioned. The manager was unapproachable and extremely unprofessional. The only saving grace was of course the wonderful residents, each and every one of them was what kept me going. But everyone has a breaking point and I met mine unfortunately. What the place needs is new office staff, a new set of eyes, and possibly people with an ounce of compassion and common sense.
Support Worker in Colne house
Busy but very rewarding
Working at colne House is sometimes stressful due to current staff levels we are fully staffed but the needs of our residents require another staff member to enable us to have better quality of time to ensure they are truly happy. Our residents are well looked after and the new management is making a difference. All new members of the team are welcomed and inducted to the best of our ability but at times could do with extra support. We treat all our residents and families like our own and many staff go above and beyond to ensure each person has a fulfilled life. This year has been challenging for all staff, residents and family alike but we can only move forward and hope there are better times ahead. Training has been especially difficult this year but our understanding is due to the fault of certain restrictions with covid rather than the companies. Working at Colne House is more than a job and any hard working staff member will do well here.