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Abacare provide live-in home care sevices across Wales.

abacare.org.uk

Based on responses from 11 employees at Abacare.

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Abacare get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

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

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people are paid below market rates

    Do Abacare pay market rates?

    Most people are paid less than average for their job.

    How we know this

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

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

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Abacare 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 August 2020 and June 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.

  • Bad
  • Most people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Abacare do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Yes. Lots of people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    70% 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 August 2020 and June 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.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Abacare?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    60% 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 August 2020 and June 2022.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Abacare 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 August 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

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

  • Bad
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Abacare 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 August 2020 and June 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.

  • Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 90% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 10% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

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

    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.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Abacare 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 August 2020 and June 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.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Abacare?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2020 and June 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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Abacare get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    91% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

How Abacare ranks

Abacare ranks joint 289th to work for out of social care providers.

  1. 289= Churchlake Care
    3.1
  2. 289= Abacare
    3.1
  3. 289= Connected Health
    3.1

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 1 July 2022.

Abacare job reviews

  • 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

    4.5

    Abacare Employee, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Working with the children

    Worst thing

    No pay over half term/school holiday

    5.5

    Abacare Employee, February 2022

Jobs by location

  1. 1 job opening

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

1 week or less 90% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.

Based on 10 Abacare employees

How are people paid?

82%
by the hour
18%
an annual salary

Based on 11 Abacare employees