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1st Enable is a supported living service provider. They support young people and adults with learning disabilities.

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Based on responses from 10 employees at 1st Enable.

Pay

    Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at 1st Enable do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do 1st Enable pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at 1st Enable?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    90% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at 1st Enable worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    70% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at 1st Enable?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do 1st Enable managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    40% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at 1st Enable?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at 1st Enable?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at 1st Enable recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at 1st Enable feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    40% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think 1st Enable head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    80% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

How 1st Enable ranks

1st Enable ranks joint 58th to work for out of social care providers.

  1. 49= Potens
    6.2
  2. 58= 1st Enable
    6.1
  3. 58= Livability
    6.1

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 4 July 2022.

1st Enable job reviews

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Dirty hot and noisy

    7.5

    1st Enable Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Looking after the gentleman I support

    Worst thing

    Paper work and responsibility for the health and emergency’s that occurs at times

    1.8

    1st Enable Support worker, July 2020

Jobs by location

  1. 2 job openings

  2. 2 job openings

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

10% report having zero hours contracts.
30% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
60% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 10 1st Enable employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 10 1st Enable employees