Making Space
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Good to work for, had a good laugh with staff. Management seem to have very little care experience themselves with many being simply admin staff and not being familiar with many of the health conditions those under their care had.
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Don’t bother

You cannot trust any management or HR. The staff turnover is ridiculous, they employ anyone experience or not. Basically if your face fits and you stay hush hush about the treatment of service users, the lack of safeguarding and data protection you’ll do great
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Based on 23 survey responses
What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things

Awful manager

No support from manager or seniors , no one listens to staff concerns, pressured to work long hours due to staff shortages , expect to wait 2 months for your first paycheck , all in all an awful company to work for its all about making money not the clients care or the staff glad I got out
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Brilliant.

Safe environment. Great managment. Encouraging and a great sense of Commuminty in team.I Highly recommend working here.Really can use your tallents to encourge a person to achieve their potential.The company embraces the staff strengths.
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Good place to work

The staff and residents are great, pay is just not very good but its very difficult to find such a nice work environment so its almost worth the low pay
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Friendly and supportive organisation

I worked for Making Space for 3 years as a registered manager.I worked with a great team of peers and management.The role I held was very demanding but there are some fantastic and supportive people based at the main office and my fellow managers were always on hand to offer support.
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Lovely place to work

Recently started employment here and can honestly say it’s one of the best places I have worked so far in my role as a support worker. All the staff are friendly and have welcomed me as part of their team. I can’t wait to get to know all our service users and have the pleasure to give them the care and help they deserve to continue to live happy and in a safe and secure environment

Pros

Friendly staff and lovely building to work in

Cons

Needs to be a better induction process upon starting
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Developing company

I had complete autonomy of service design and working practice, however the lack of day to day support was incredibly isolating and there were no opportunities to develop or fully use the skills that I have, despite proactively putting myself forward to get more involved across the company. The salary is not competitive outside of the 3rd sector and most staff were employed on minimum wage. This meant that attracting and keeping the right candidates was challenging.My experience was that Making Space could have done a lot more to retain talent that care about the sector and had a lot of skills to offer the growing company - listening, being interested in alternate ideas, RHoO being connected to their services, being responsive and appreciative.All the right things are said re one page profiles and connecting with your team and manager, but even when support was explicitly asked for, it was never recieved in practice.

Pros

Autonomy, freedom, easy

Cons

Lack of support, no opportunities for advancement
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Lovely place

Great place to work lovely staff Hours are not fantastic Early mornings late night Work life balance is not good with the hours as work early one day late day after plays havoc with body clock

Pros

Lovely place great staff

Cons

Hours
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Productive and great team

Always happy to work with such a lovely team over the Lincoln. Feel very supported by all staff and manager in my journey. Perfect environment to grow and succeed !

Pros

Lovely team, flexible hours.
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Don’t work here

They claim that they are there to support you, your health and your mental health. But they don’t!! You can have 2 weeks of but if you have 4 separate days off you don’t fit the job role - they allow you to work in trained for 5 months without first aid training and epilepsy training so if there is a incident and you don’t know what your doing they blame you - avoid at all costs

Pros

Blue light card

Cons

They don’t care about you even though they say they do 😡
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Most of times they are short of staff especially for the night shifts

I wouldn't pray to work in a particular branch again, no benefits or incentive especially for Easter and Christmas time and no double for Christmas, Easter or bank holiday. They started paying double for Christmas 2019.

Pros

Some nice colleagues

Cons

Unappreciated management
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Amazing supportive managers and amazing jon

I have worked at making space as a recovery worker for over a year. Managers have been great, supportive and are very emapthetic. The work is difficult and pay is relatively fair, although some times you may think the job exceeds it… but realistically the job gives you new positive experiences every day. Confided by an overall mental health system, what you give in this job you will get back. I have loved working here, even though sometimes leaving what you hear in work hours can be difficult but doable

Pros

Supportive

Cons

Difficult work life balance
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Lovely place to work

A progressive and truly *person-centered* support company. It's an absolute pleasure to work for Making Space. Most enjoyable aspect of the job? - working with a dynamic and flexible team of colleagues who share the desire to deliver the best level of care in which we can achieve.

Pros

Flexy time
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Good enjoyed my time

Okay to work for but i did work with the best team possible back up sometimes not the best from head office but overall i have enjoyed working for them

Pros

Relaxed worki g practices

Cons

Pay should be more
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Fun place to work

During my time with Making Space I enjoyed every minute of it spending time with the service users and supporting them. It was a Outreach Service in Chorley and then as a Tenancy Support Worker in Rochdale but I have recently applied a couple of times and Making Space has not got back to me . I really would love to work with them again but yeah I would recommend working for Making Space.

Pros

Work life balance and supporting the service users and good helpful management

Cons

Wages could be better
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Official response from Making Space

15 February 2021
Thank you for your review - Could you contact me via recruitment@makingspace.co.uk and let me know what positions you have applied for and I will check on your application.

Good job satisfaction

I enjoy the job that I do with Making Space. I think wages could be slightly better but it’s probably the same for all health and social care charity work. I have enjoyed my experience so far with the company.
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Good rounds amazing survive users the girls you worked with was all amazing

The company did try to help as much as they could we just had no base to meet and get PPE from so we could do are job The staff was always there on the phone to support with any problems

Pros

Got to meet amazing people also to make a difference to someone day

Cons

You don’t get a long time In the homes off the service users
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Excellent company to work for

I really enjoyed my time with making space I was based in chorley and work and life balance was good they are a brilliant company to work for management was there to support staff
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Organised and helpful

As my first job as a support worker staff and management were really helpful. There were regular team meetings and the training provided was excellent. The staff that I worked with at the time were very helpful.

Pros

Training is really good, staff team were helpful

Cons

pay
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Used

Worked at making space for a couple of years through an agency at a couple of houses, never let them down and always helped at a drop of a hat., only to be used. No loyalty whatsoever
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Based on 74 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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