Care assistant at Caring Homes

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

15 workers in this role at Caring Homes have taken the survey.

How much does Caring Homes pay care assistants?

Care assistant at Caring Homes
£8.72–9.70
Typical range
£8.70–11.00

Care assistant employees at Caring Homes are typically paid £8.72–9.70 an hour, based on data from 15 employees.

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What is management like for care assistant employees at Caring Homes?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do care assistants think Caring Homes head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    9% 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 11 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do care assistants at Caring Homes feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    50% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The service users, the management you couldnt find better

    Worst thing

    Cant really say theres a worse part

    7.9

    Employee, May 2021

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What are the hours like for care assistant employees at Caring Homes?

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  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for care assistants to book a holiday at Caring Homes?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    45% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 11 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.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for care assistants to take sick leave at Caring Homes?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    42% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do care assistants get of their shift pattern at Caring Homes?

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

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 13% report getting two weeks notice
    • 13% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 13% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 15 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.

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  • Good choice of shifts

    Do care assistants at Caring Homes get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    57% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Caring Homes managers change care assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    29% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 14 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 get proper breaks

    Do care assistants at Caring Homes get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do care assistants at Caring Homes do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    29% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do care assistants at Caring Homes worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    27% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 15 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 assistants at Caring Homes?

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  • No career progression

    Are care assistants given support to progress at Caring Homes?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 31% 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 13 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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do care assistants get enough training when they start at Caring Homes?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    77% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 13 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.

Latest reviews from care assistants at Caring Homes

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  • Worst thing

    Very hard work for little pay .unsupported.not respected

    4.6

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping people who can’t help themselves and making a difference

    Worst thing

    Long shifts

    6.0

    Healthcare assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Caring for the residents

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff

    4.9

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Being there for someone in there last years.

    8.9

    Carer, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Caring for residents

    Worst thing

    Poor team work, bad routine

    3.6

    Care assistant, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The residents are lovely and its is rewarding when u see a smile on the face

    Worst thing

    They havent got a clue down there

    3.3

    Carer, October 2020

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How Caring Homes ranks

Caring Homes ranks joint 63rd to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 63= British Red Cross
    5.4
  2. 63= Caring Homes
    5.4
  3. 63= Cygnet Health Care
    5.4