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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Abacare managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Abacare get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Abacare pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Abacare get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Abacare recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Abacare?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 80% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Abacare worry about hours?

    People worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    80% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for Abacare workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    60% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Abacare pay enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    60% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

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  • Good choice of shifts

    Do Abacare workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

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How Abacare ranks

Abacare ranks joint 172nd to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 171 Constance Care
    3.8
  2. 172= Abacare
    3.7
  3. 172= Cera Care
    3.7

Pay ranges at Abacare

  1. £8.71–9.48 per hour

Abacare job reviews

  • Best thing

    One to one with clients.

    Worst thing

    Letting clients down.

    3.5

    Employee, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people and knowing u are making a difference to peoples lives

    Worst thing

    Long hours
    Not getting paid enough
    Even though got plans after work keep asking u to cover work for someone else
    Had a really busy and hard going morning, finally have a break and your manager phones and says coz u have a gap can you help this person with their calls as they are running behind. Dont mind helping every now and then but when they ask you constantly

    5.2

    Employee, August 2020

About

Abacare provide live-in home care sevices across Wales.

abacare.org.uk

Jobs by location

  1. 12 job openings

  2. 10 job openings

  3. 10 job openings

  4. 6 job openings

  5. 6 job openings

  6. 4 job openings

  7. 2 job openings

  8. 2 job openings

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

80%
1 week or less
20%
4+ weeks

Based on 5 employees

What contracts are people on?

20% report having zero hours contracts
20% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
60% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

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

Based on 5 employees

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