Support Worker in Newport, Newport
Avoid like the plague.
I worked with Ludlow a little under 2 years, the first 6 months were great until we got a new manager. Who along with a senior member of staff would ridicule my mental health issues and discuss my private meetings together. Leaving me in an extremely stressful situation, stay in the job I loved doing or leave because of despicable management.
Learning Support Assistant in Sully South Wales
Typical days at work usually very busy,I learned a lot about special needs people,management was OK,workplace OK,hardest part of job -challenging behavior, met a lot of interesting people,the worst in this company was salary- very low.
Mental Health Support Worker in Bristol
Avoid Ludlow if you can.
Please avoid working for Ludlow if possible, I was bullied by management, treated with little respect when raising issues about service users and Covid 19. I left as soon as I could, as did many of my colleagues.
Support worker full time in Beechwood college
Really rewarding to know that you have a positive impact on someones life.
I have worked at Beechwood now for 2 years and I love it. I work there because I genuinely enjoy improving the lives of people less fortunate than myself. Sometimes its hard.... because let's be honest the students live there because they need the help and support of others to help them to be safe, cared for and as independent as they can be. This is not an easy job, but it is really rewarding for those staff that do care and for those that are committed to making a difference to someone's life. The students are all really great.The training offered to all staff is comprehensive and the career progression opportunity is excellent. The support from peers and staff in general is very good and I have made a great many friends through working there.Senior managers are very experienced and very knowledgeable... but most of all they are also very supportive and approachable. It is obvious that the managers that work there have all worked their way up in their roles before becoming managers and so they do understand the difficulties faced by staff and how hard the job of a support worker can sometimes be. I have seen that they are always willing to help if they can.For each 1 hard day you have, you will have 10 great ones and hard work and commitment is freely recognised.
In beechwood college it is a fast working environment, you can really interact with the students.you have to remember you are working with all kinds of special needs adults, so some days like in all jobs its hard work. but its a very rewarding job knowing you have achieved goals with your students.