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Leonard Cheshire Disability Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Support Worker
    Former Employee - Support Worker

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As with any job in care, the client's make it good

    Cons

    staff are underpaid, over-worked and not valued. Mostly run by agency staff as good staff are hard to retain. The existing staff are demotivated and stressed. Management fail to recognise a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and appreciate the pressure they are under. Pay them well


  2. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were none I can think of

    Cons

    There were very, very many

    Advice to Management

    Improve

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the organisations

    Cons

    limited opportunity for promotion across the charity


  4. "Bullying discriminating senior management."

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive outcomes for disabled people . Good pension. Some committed staff.

    Cons

    Staff are not valued. No people culture. No staff empowerment. Disabled staff suffer discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise what goes on in the organisation and stamp it out .


  5. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay in head office.

    This is probably a good place to work if you are middle class, university educated and do not have a disability. If one did not meet these criteria, I doubt that they would have a positive experience of their employment here.

    Cons

    No paid sick leave - at a disability charity, this is atrocious
    Insufficient processes in place to deal with staff requiring long-term leave due to health or disability related issues
    Staff members with very poor understanding of disability allowed to manage interns and part-time staff with disabilities with little oversight
    Insufficient training for senior management in disability and health issues
    Huge disconnect between head office and services. Senior members of staff in head office are well aware of issues in services but there is no political will to address them
    Paucity of diversity in recruitment
    Very few training and development opportunities
    Workplace bullying goes unaddressed
    Very high staff turnover, likely due to all of the above.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Probabaly wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability part-time

    Pros

    To be honest I couldn't really give you a pro of working here.

    Cons

    Never had any formal induction programme. Not open to changing processes and they photocopy everything a million times. Paperless office they aren't. Management seem to be stuck in old ways of doing things - don't seem open to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Look at actual services and how they are run and consult with staff individually so you know the abilities of your staff. Younger staff do have good, forward thinking ideas which can be valuable if applied to the business. Also think about going paperless!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place"

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    Current Employee - Support Worker in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place and awesome people and service users to work with. Lots of opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills

    Cons

    There's no downsides to shares

    Advice to Management

    The management is doing great job

  8. "working at head office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and pension. Good health scheme too

    Cons

    No sickness pay. No good communication omong departments

    Advice to Management

    Review the sickness policy. You are a charity looking after people!!!


  9. "Support worker"

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    Current Employee - Family Support Worker in Kendal, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Family Support Worker in Kendal, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management excellent staff moral

    Cons

    There isn't many down sides to working for LCD

    Advice to Management

    Great work


  10. "Carer"

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    Current Employee - Caregiver in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff really good to work with ,

    Cons

    Very demanding, low staffing levels


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