Leonard Cheshire Disability Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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3.1
39%
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57%
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Leonard Cheshire Disability Chairman Sally Davis (no image)
Sally Davis
28 Ratings
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  • "Head Office have no clue about how services/run work(in 6 reviews)

  • " pay no (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Cleaning in Cambridge, England

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time

    Pros

    good place to work nice people

    Cons

    Too much to do in hours allocated

  2. "Great work, but lacked learning and development opportunities"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Programmer Officer 

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the people and the culture - very flexible working and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Didn't make use of junior staffs skills or experience and relied on junior team members to solely carry out admin tasks. No clear career progression .

  3. "Rewarding work, terrible management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Care Worker in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Caring for service users in need is rewarding

    Cons

    Management needed to look after staff better and increase wage

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "SHOCKINGLY BAD!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Support Worker in Carmarthen, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Was okay in the beginning, nothing to scream and shout about. Relatively good standard of care given to clients. One team lead is fab, there for you in a pinch, However....

    Cons

    Constantly employing agency over the past few months, to the point clients are upset and feeling uneasy with the constant change of staff- zero continuity provided. Staff are being cut left, right and centre. Less staff on shift at a time but more clients recently arrived. Unrealistic demands for the lack of staff, expected to meet everyones care time allowance however a single support worker is split between two tenants, sometimes more if there is a lack of meds trained workers on the floor. Pay, Well thats a whole new level of shocking. Not only is care work shifts (happy with this for a price) the pay is absolutely rubbish. No I am not in care for the money however to be able to provide care you must be able to sustain yourself, on this pay its hard. The night staff also get the same pay as days (I'd never work such unsociable hours for nothing in return. Never feel safe in work as there is a real 'blame' culture here. Those who raise concerns are made out to be at fault constantly. Many staff haven't met the new manager in the 3-4 months she has been here. Big concern amongst staff being that she is changing staffing levels/care plans etc but has not worked the floor more then a few times (too few staff situations- can not get off the floor fast enough) Staff have also been told contracted hours are to change to working an hour earlier or later (7 am starts or 11 pm finishes)- there goes staffs social and home lives- doesn't effect managers/team leads as they can stick to their 9 am starts and swanning off as and when they please. As one can tell from this little summary, the care is not for staff nor client but for those in the office doing as they please for who they please as treatment standards differ amongst staff HUGELY!

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  5. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Support Worker 

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability part-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work, good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

  6. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Sandringham, England

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good ethos supporting disabled people

    Cons

    No increased hourly rate at nights or weekend

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  7. "Head office"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Team Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Volunteering day

    Cons

    No sick pay until you have worked for a year. No benefits. No progression

  8. "Support"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Inverness, Scotland

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing to work for I love it

    Cons

    Nothing bad about Cheshire house

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  9. "Very badly run organisation - avoid"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - International in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good intentions but executed poorly

    Cons

    Poor management and support for staff coupled with disorganisation and lack of skills. No skills development opportunities and top down approach

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  10. "International"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Trusts Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people and a relaxed environmenr

    Cons

    Old fashioned style of board mangemnt

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