Leonard Cheshire
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I worked nightshift and was very fortunate to work with what I now call friends. Good communicators and the work was fairly allocated. The service users were so appreciative of your assistance and it's easy to get attached to them. Had some good laughs yet everything remained professional when required. A good bunch of people to work for. I would recommend.
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Good working environment. Regular covid testing.
Cons
For me personally, a huge commute.
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My experience with this company was horrendous. Team leaders have no leader ship training and poor managers who don't care about you. This Company enables you like it does with their residences. Poor hygiene, stressful environment and team leaders and managers are biggest bullies except one. Team leaders think they you are beneath them and have no experience in management and they double standard. In all I had my worst experience there. I couldn't believe how much better it was out there until I started with my current job. They respect you, appreciate you, value you and make you feel good by supporting you. No wonder they are a 5 star Company.
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Some nice residences
Cons
rubbish leadership
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No recognition or thank you to staff who gave up annual leave to cover shifts when needed, and calling in agency instead of asking bank staff if they can cover. Management from further a field coming in to the work place when even in total lockdown, no continuity with the the workplace. Company only interested in saving money and not caring about staff or the clients as just evicted 6 people from 2 of the homes and closed them down with only 2months notice and they have been supported by the organisation over 40yrs. They have closed alot of homes down over the last few yrs
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None
Cons
Low pay
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I would never have left Leonard Cheshire except through my own personal issues. Management and staff are great and very easy to talk to. Challenging work but excellent for advancing into social work or care industry in general. Fantastic place to work.
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Great staff
Cons
Challenging work
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Bit late leaving a review but I worked for LCD at hight of lockdown it was a joke next to no PPE management if you can call them that don't have a clue the shifts are ridiculous constant dayshift to backshift 7 days in a row for 2 days off at the end of it but I have found that working in care there are very few companies that actually care my honest opinion go and find an agency that pays better hourly and you can choose your own shifts
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None
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Poor pay poor shifts poor management
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Clean and friendly work place staff and management work as a team. I enjoyed many roles of my job including helping the residents the most important part of my job .The most enjoyable part of my job helping the residents with their needs and care food requirements .I look forward to a challenge and recommend working for this company .
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Friendly environment
Cons
Some long hours
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Brilliant place to work for. Open door policies, great work team. Residents are treated as family with the respect and care they deserve. Alot of the care team go over and beyond there working hrs to help were needed.
Pros
Support
Cons
Not experienced cons
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I enjoy working for Leonard Cheshire. I have received a great support and guidance to become a better team leader. I received great trust and I am so proud of our team! I also learned a lot on PC and developed skills I didn’t trust myself to ever gain at all. Overall it made me a better person.
Pros
accomplishment
Cons
Hourly rate
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Don’t get misled by the job title maintenance operative more like general dogsbody very little in the way of maintenance. job in tails driving residents on days and hospital appointments looking after residents more of a care person than maintenance operative avoid better jobs for the little pay offered
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None
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Working random shifts with stressful situations and very little support with medication is all in a day's work, working one to one with the residents on a long shift
Pros
No pros, just a wage
Cons
Lonely, unsupported days
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You can go above and beyond for this company, you can work for almost a year every weekend, 4 and 5 wake night shifts per week. You can show up early for every shift but they will never respect, value you or consider your well-being!!!When you are genuinely ill or your car breaks down you will be abused for it, even if you only have what equates to around 7 days off in a year.If you have worked 4 or 5 wake night shifts per week and staff don't show up in the morning when it is time to clock off, you are expected to stay which is totally inhumane.The pay is exploitative, even more exploitative for weekend wake night staff as a sleep-in staff member would get only pence less.Management promise career progression but deliberately take months to mark a simple social care workbook, which in turn delays the process of even becoming a registrant or allowing staff to make any progress.If any health issues arise with the service-user (which often they do) you are expected to work overtime, even if you have worked all night and even travel to the hospital with no mileage refunded.The family home environment and service-user were lovely to work with, this was the only positive thing about the job, everything else was beyond the joke disrespectful.
Pros
Family environment and service-user
Cons
Disrespectful, lacking in value, exploitative pay, zero work life balance, rubbish career progression.
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Used to enjoy working here but it is full of negativity now , focus is on reports reports and management have no time for staff or clients.Left to fend for yourself , no incentive or thanks off upper management , they have no time for you . Leaving was the best choice I made .Clients don’t get full care , staff late OFTEN.Not much support when in stressful situation .Work load massively high .Staff working untrained AVOID AVOID
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None
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Everything
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This company has its favourites, let’s them get away with murder and pick their shift days. If you’re not in the favourites or if you’re new you’ll get lashed on to all the bad shifts that you didn’t agree to do and they will try and work you to the bone (way beyond contracted hours) no breaks. Terrible management and leader who is incredibly rude. I’d steer clear of this company, there’s so many better ones out there
Pros
No uniform
Cons
Long hours, no notice for shifts, no breaks
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Worked for them for few years....very badly run after I left my manager was sacked for stealing thousands and thousands of pounds from the resistants had been doing it for years,other staff member coming in drunk and management showing a blind eye.....,,badly paid only decent thing was the guys looked after were fabulous......
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None
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Everything
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You are just a number to them, they don’t care for your health. I had bones broken on the job and I was getting calls every other week asking when I’d be back. I’ve been signed off by a doctor for a period of time and I’ve already been asked when I’ll be back and that it would be preferred if I came back sooner due to the service being short staffed. There’s not a healthy work-life balance, If you don’t want to have a social life or see your family then this is the job for you. It’s crazy shifts and they don’t care if you finish late and start at 7 the next again day. It’s tough
Pros
The service users smiles
Cons
Long hours, no healthy work/life balance, high expectations from staff, they don’t care for staffs well-being or health
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Worked for them 16 years. Started off excellent company to work for. Loved the work always felt supported .lots of training then there was a change in management and leadership. Company lost sight of it's vision. It became a power struggle and staff ended up bottom of the pile. Resulting in staff becoming despontend, high turnover of staff using agency most of the time.
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Long shifts
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Strong culture of bullying and negativity from senior management. Poor HR support. Lack of ownership by HO departments. Slow and ineffective systems. Incredibly stressful. Poor life/work balance. An organisation clearly terrified of risk taking. High turnover of staff 40%. High sickness levels.Only positive comment would be that I'm out of there.
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None
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Damaging to health and well being.
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A vicious & nasty place to work. Set up to fail & bullied out of the job by fellow support workers, supervisors & agency RGN. eg. Reprimanded for using more than 2 Conti-wipes to clean an incontinent service user. Reprimanded for attending to a service user who'd fallen off her bed, by a 'manager' who'd left the meds trolley open & unattended. Reprimanded for using initiative to clean a toilet & walls smeared with excrement by a service user. Basically, it's Garstang; plenty of gossip-mongers & backstabbers to ensure going to work is very unpleasant. I did report concerns to CQC about various problems at the time.
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None
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Staff & Management
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Senior management lose good staff, senior management have favourites no support given when concerns are raised, group of support workers are bullies and run the home unfair rota lazy support staff skills not recognised team leaders run into the ground nurses are rude current deputy spends their time on their mobile phone 5 years of my life wasted on this company staff are more interested in smoke break than caring for residents manager not visible
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None
Cons
Bullies
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Good place in the scheme of Care homes. Staff where expected to work hard but not to the death like some places. Usual over thinking pay grade and back stabbing on occasions but generally happy place. The wages where fair fair
Pros
Nice clients and on the whole nice colleagues. Descent wages for care
Cons
Odd bad apple. Over expertations of team leaders. Poor communication between management and staff.
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Despite working solidly through Covid there is no let up in pressures to complete tasks which have no relation to caring for residents. Management have no regard for the pressures within services and are driven towards head office targets and workload who have had a much lower workload over the past few months. Staff in services are thought of as disposable yet they aren’t able to attract new staff which just increases the pressure further. Staff are working on reduced numbers already and everyone has gone above and beyond but this is only recognised when they want to push you further
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