Senior carer at Caring Homes

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

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

How much does Caring Homes pay senior carers?

Senior carer at Caring Homes
£9.63–11.41
Typical range
£9.00–11.49

Senior carer employees at Caring Homes are typically paid £9.63–11.41 an hour, based on data from 8 employees.

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What is management like for senior carer employees at Caring Homes?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do senior carers 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

    100% 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 information from 8 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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  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do senior carers at Caring Homes feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 8 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

    Working with residents

    Worst thing

    Poor staffing and poor management.

    4.2

    Employee, June 2021

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What are the hours like for senior carer employees at Caring Homes?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do senior carers at Caring Homes get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    88% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 8 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for senior carers to take sick leave at Caring Homes?

    Most people find it 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 8 job reviews

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do senior carers get of their shift pattern at Caring Homes?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 25% report getting two weeks notice
    • 13% report getting three weeks notice
    • 25% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 38% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 8 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do senior carers 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

    50% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 8 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
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for senior carers to book a holiday at Caring Homes?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    75% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do senior carers at Caring Homes get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    86% 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Caring Homes managers change senior carers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t 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 worry about getting enough hours

    Do senior carers at Caring Homes worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    88% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 8 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 senior carers at Caring Homes?

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  • No career progression

    Are senior carers given support to progress at Caring Homes?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 71% 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 information from 7 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.

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  • Enough training

    Do senior carers get enough training when they start at Caring Homes?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 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 senior carers at Caring Homes

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  • Best thing

    Seeing residents smile and making them feel there worth when possible..giving compassion choice and dignity..when given time to do so

    3.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The clients and the team I work with

    Worst thing

    Underpaid for what you are expected to do

    2.5

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Most of the staff are very friendly and work well and the well-being of the residents always comes first

    Worst thing

    The management often let you diwn

    6.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The residents

    Worst thing

    Staffing, supplies, lack of communication, no care

    5.5

    Senior carer, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The residents , caring for them

    6.1

    Senior carer, November 2020

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How Caring Homes ranks

Caring Homes ranks joint 8th to work for in senior care worker employers

  1. 8= Achieve Together
    5.4
  2. 8= Caring Homes
    5.4
  3. 8= National Autistic Society
    5.4