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Why does Choice Support get a rating of 6.3?

5 Choice Support employees told us the following about their jobs.

Bad
  • People are paid below market rates

    How we know this

    20% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    20% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 40% report getting two weeks notice
    • 40% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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.

Not great
  • People feel stressed

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% 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
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

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About

Choice Support is a social care charity. They provide support services for people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs.

choicesupport.org.uk

How Choice Support ranks

Choice Support ranks joint 25th to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 25= Choice Support
    6.3
  2. 25= Colten Care
    6.3
  3. 25= Leonard Cheshire
    6.3

Choice Support job reviews

  • Best thing

    Valued and supported in all my work

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours

    8.8

    Expert by experience, March 2021

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    Pay responsibility no supportb

    2.6

    Support worker, October 2020

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40% report getting two weeks notice
40% report getting three weeks notice
20% report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

60%
by the hour
40%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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