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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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Rating based on 20 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at 1st Enable

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do 1st Enable pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do 1st Enable pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    73% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at 1st Enable get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • 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

    91% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • 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

    40% 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 May 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at 1st Enable?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 20% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 30% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 50% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do workers at 1st Enable worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do 1st Enable workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    36% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • 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

    73% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do 1st Enable managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    82% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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

    Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at 1st Enable get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • 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

    64% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • 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

    70% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • 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

    91% 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 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and January 2024.

    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 217th to work for out of social care providers.

  1. 216 CRG Homecare
    3.8
  2. 217= 1st Enable
    3.7
  3. 217= Rehability UK
    3.7

Rankings are based on Breakroom Ratings for employers with 20 or more Breakroom Quiz responses, accurate as of 14 April 2024.

Pay ranges at 1st Enable

  1. £10.00-11.50 per hour

1st Enable job reviews

  • Best thing

    People we support

    Worst thing

    Mismanagement
    Lack of training
    Pay

    3.0

    1st Enable Support worker, October 2022

  • Best thing

    Making a difference in people's lives

    Worst thing

    Senior management

    4.2

    1st Enable Support worker, May 2021

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

20% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
30% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
50% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

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 11 1st Enable employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 82% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 1st Enable employees