Care assistant at Akari Care

People in this role may also be known as care workers and assistants.

7 workers in this role at Akari Care have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Akari Care pay care assistant employees?

Care assistant at Akari Care
£8.61–8.84
Typical range
£8.70–11.00

Care assistant employees at Akari Care are typically paid £8.61–8.84 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for care assistant employees at Akari Care?

9 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    0% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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What are the hours like for care assistant employees at Akari Care?

9 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Not great
  • Hard to choose shifts

    How we know this

    29% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    33% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 29% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 14% report getting three weeks notice
    • 43% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 14% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    67% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    50% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • No 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    0% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 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.

What is career progression like for care assistant employees at Akari Care?

9 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 80% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from care assistant employees at Akari Care

  • Best thing

    Other Colleagues, residents I work with

    Worst thing

    Shift hours, pay, workload

    4.7

    Care assistant, March 2021

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The residents. I love helping them

    Worst thing

    We have that much extra to do we don't have time for breaks or to sit and spend quality time with residents. Most days we don't get our full breaks. We worry constantly that when we leave the floor the other carers are left in limbo. During covid I have had 2 hours added to my day because of public transport cuts. I live in jarrow. I leave the house at 6-15 am and get home at 9-45 pm. I am exhasted

    2.4

    Care assistant, January 2021

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Everything my residents mean the best to me I know when I walk out of my shift I have given good quality care for them

    Worst thing

    Low wage

    8.5

    Care assistant, January 2021

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    the residents

    Worst thing

    long hours, skipping breaks, need more staff

    2.9

    care assistant, July 2020

    • £8.76 per hour
    • 25 or older

How Akari Care ranks

Akari Care ranks joint 88th to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 88= Accomplish
    4.8
  2. 88= Akari Care
    4.8
  3. 88= Allied Healthcare
    4.8