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Capability Scotland is a Scottish care service provider for disabled children and adults.

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Based on responses from 12 employees at Capability Scotland.

About jobs at Capability Scotland

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Capability Scotland pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

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

    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 new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

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

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Capability Scotland get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    40% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

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

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Capability Scotland feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and October 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
  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Capability Scotland get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

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

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Capability Scotland?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and October 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 recommend their team

    Do people at Capability Scotland recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and October 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.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Capability Scotland?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and October 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
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Capability Scotland?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report not 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

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

    Do people think Capability Scotland 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

    82% 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 August 2020 and October 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 Capability Scotland ranks

Capability Scotland ranks joint 80th to work for out of social care providers.

  1. 80= Perthyn Belonging
    5.9
  2. 80= Capability Scotland
    5.9
  3. 80= United Response
    5.9

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 December 2022.

Capability Scotland job reviews

  • Best thing

    The clients and staff on floor...

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff ....always agency workers. Can't get breaks

    6.0

    Capability Scotland Support worker, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Making difference in someone life

    Worst thing

    Management

    3.7

    Capability Scotland Support worker, April 2021