Rewarding however not great for work, life balance
Working with those who need support in their own home is rewarding. It can be hard as you do 2 full weeks working in a house with usually an old infirm person. Then you have time off but if you live far away from your workplace or abroad you get less than 2 weeks at home. The line managers are great but they cannot progress things further due to higher management. It can be isolating. You only get 2 hours off a day and if for some reason the cover can not come you loose your break. You have an agreement that you only work 10 hours a day but you work more and can be up most nights. You do get a meal allowance that you use for yourself which I found more than enough. The helpline if you have an issues are supportive but don't actually do anything. You also spend your break going to the pharmacy and doctors as you cannot leave the house at any other times if you are working on your own in the majority of houses.
It was suppose to benefit my life, help me have a more balanced life, but that wasnt the case. The money looks good as its advertised weekly, but its monthly & the cut off date changes every month, so one month I may only get a weeks pay or another month Id get the full months pay. 3 months in a row I was working 4 weeks at a time before coming home for 2 weeks & received the same wage Id have gotten if I had worked 3 night shifts in a care home. Most of my time was spent in other peoples homes rather than my own, being dictated to & very little support when serious issues came up. I was spending 4 weeks in another house so that I could pay bills for a home I was barely living in. By the time my bills were paid, Id very little money for myself. On my last day of service with the company, I received no email or phone call from the company or management to say goodbye, thank you or to check that all was fine before leaving my client. No-one checked to make sure my client was safe & that someone was there for me to hand over anything from my time at the clients home. Communication is awful & I feel let down, like I was just a number & didnt matter. This is not an unusal feeling working in care. The care industry do not care about its staff. Its very rare for me to see genuinely good employers
Rapid Responder/ Professional Care & Support in UK
Stable, friendly, progressive.
Although no company is perfect, this company is definitely the best care company I know of and have worked for.There is someone at the end of the phone 24/7 to discuss or report work issues ( during night only for emergencies / incidents.)Up to date comprehensive IT systems enabling excellent workbase for carers.Excellent training and career opportunities.
Great to work for
I really enjoyed my time with the good care group, I got help and support when I needed it and my Manager was 100% supportive..Reason I left the company was for my Family had I been able to work 1 week on 1 week off I would have stayed..The good care group Look after you if you Look after them, Just be Honest x
Cuidadora idosos em Inglaterra in Greater London
Empresa muito dinâmica e com enormes possibilidades de crescer profissionalmente
Empresa oferece e formação inicial e contínua obrigatória e outros tipos de formação facultativos.Muito focada na demência e além do factor físico, bastante focada no lado humano do paciente.