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Victoria felt really passionately, that attitudes within the health and social care recruitment sector should be switched from a commission based motivation to that of influencing and supporting the quality of candidates entering the Sector.
All of the Health & Social Care Jobs Team share the same passion and values and this is evident from the moment you speak to one of our team.
We engaged Managed Advertising Solutions to help us find our Registered Manager. I would like to thank you for helping us find the right candidate. It was a pleasure to work with Steve Vine, his advice was spot on and generated more interest in the advert because of the extra knowledge he brought. The whole process from start to finish is delivered in a professional but personable manner, every step of the way. Thanks again!
Health & Social Care Jobs really care about their clients and their customer service is obviously something they are passionate about. Victoria and Paul have been out to visit us on more than one occasion to gain a thorough understanding of our business. I immediately realised that Health & Social Care Jobs are working hard to stand out and provide a much needed fresh approach. They are thorough in their interviewing, give you a lot of detail and you can tell they have gone that bit further. What's more, they are more interested in placing the right candidate rather than financial gain and that really does stand out. They do not bombard us with irrelevant CV's, choosing only to send the best.ommend you to my colleagues within the network.
We are currently using Managed Advertising Solutions for the second time, and I am over the moon with the results. Everything about the experience has been first-rate. I work in recruitment for a domiciliary care company and the unique and high-quality job adverts that have been written are producing an extremely high quality of applicants. Not only this but the screening they provide has saved me so much time in filtering out those who would be unsuitable for our company. Every member of staff I have been in contact with has been incredibly professional and helpful and I will not hesitate to use them again in the future.
I've used Paul on a number of assignments and on each occasion the support and response has been swift and professional. The thing that really makes them stand out is their ability to understand the brief and ensure the candidates are a good fit.
I have worked with Vicky for a large number of years in recruiting all levels of employees for the Social Care sector. She has always made it her business to know the type of person and cultural fit, as well as qualifications and this, was always useful. She worked with me as a true professional in her field with a wealth of knowledge from the Social care sector from residential, home care as well as health. Vicki has always understood the tight budgets and challenges and never tried to drive salaries up for new recruits. A true straight-talking Yorkshire person with a fab sense of humor. I would highly recommend Vicky to any organization seeking a person that knows the sector and will work as a true partner
“I am very happy with the service that my company receives from HSC Jobs Managed Advertising Service. I have been running my company for over 10 years, and have never found an advertising company that provides such a high number of applicants. Their customer service is excellent, prices are competitive and results are great. I would highly recommend!”
I hired Victoria to find a registered manager for my domiciliary care agency. In a short space of time she sourced some excellent candidates, one of whom I hired and is now an integral part of the firm. Victoria is very customer focused, friendly and professional. She understood what I was looking for and delivered exactly on brief. I would recommend her highly and will definitely be using her services again.
Attention to detail and ensuring that the potential employees meet the brief given, saving time and money when interviewing. They have excellent people skills and a pleasure to do business with.
I hope you're well and thank you for your time Monday. I've been thinking a lot about the interview itself and just wanted to say that how great it was that you took the time out to talk about the business itself and the owner. It really stuck with me and made an already great job sound perfect. Kindest regards Jack
I have found Health & Social Care Jobs to be a refreshing change from other agencies - professional, efficient, consistent and most of all an excellent fee structure which is more than competitive. Advisors are experienced in recruitment and have been able to find the perfect candidate for a "hard to fill" role within our organisation. I would use this service again without hesitation.
When I first spoke to Paul, I knew straight away that Health and Social Care Jobs were the recruiter we needed. I could tell that we shared similar company values in providing a really high quality and bespoke service. Paul asked lots of questions about how we work as a company and what was important to us in our staff and in our service. It was a completely different (much more positive!) experience than I had had with other recruitment agencies. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Paul’s services again in the future to source candidates for management positions in our company.
We have found recruitment for our clients with brain injury quite difficult in the past and now we have started to use Health and Social Care Jobs we are receiving the right candidates for a very good cost. The staff team are very helpful and offer advice on our adverts to see if we can improve to get the right candidates. Our recruitment process is much more easier now and our company would highly recommend using Health and Social Care Jobs. Successful recruits include Support Workers and Nurses.
Through the Health & Social Care Managed Advertising campaign, we received a very high number of applicants for positions in a new team we wanted to establish for a new commissioned contract. The filtering process provided by Health and Social Care Jobs ensured that we could have a manageable number of applicants to ourselves filter, shortlist and interview. We now have established a quality team for delivery of our new contract.
Amanda, Paul, Vicky and the team are a breath of fresh air. They do what they say they will do, when they say they will do it and provide a super service. Amanda herself is very caring and compassionate and has a good understanding of the adult social care sector amongst other sectors. She is an excellent communicator and extremely reliable. I cannot recommend them enough.
Paul and his Team at Health & Social Care Jobs have proved to be a pleasure to work with. They were always professional, understood the brief and took the time to get to know our organisation, our aims and aspirations before providing quality candidates who very closely matched our requirements – something other agencies sometimes struggled with. Their customer service has been second to none, they provided a tailored personalised service and were always on hand to provide expert advice and guidance. I would not hesitate to use Health and Social Care Jobs Ltd again in the future for our recruitment needs. Thank you.
Working with Health & Social Care Jobs has been the best experience within our recruitment process, they are helpful, efficient, and have a great screening process, which makes my life a lot easier. We have had the best month so far and have 8 new trainees. Look forward continuing with this great relationship. Many Thanks.
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for your hard work in finding some great applicants. I’m really pleased with how you guys have understood our company, our culture and the type of people we are trying to recruit. Over the last year it is fair to say that we have fallen foul of poor recruitment choices, and certainly paid the price for it. Moving forwards, we hope to continue to work with you to support our recruitment and I will be using you guys for our Care Assistants and Paramedics as we will be restarting the recruitment in January. I feel like we’ve found a great support with you guys and look forward to many more great applicants joining us.
I cannot thank HSC Jobs enough we have now reached our highest number of CAREGivers recruited in our 10 years and a lot of it’s down to your support! Thank you! Karen Skouras Recruitment & Retention Manager Home Instead Senior Care
Since signing up for HSC Jobs Managed Advertising Service mid December last year we have managed to secure lots of new employees through the advert. All the candidates were of a high quality and also we managed to get a male care support worker, which are rare unfortunately in the care industry. I have no qualms in recommending this organisation to any care agency 10 out of 10. I have no qualms in recommending this organisation to any care agency 10 out of 10. Juliet Jeffrey CEO
We have been using HSC Jobs for our CareGiver advertising for a number of years now. I have so say that the investment which you have made into your own website (Hscjobs) to make sure it is Google for Jobs ready, is fantastic. The fact we can post multiple adverts, so we can cover each town we cover, at no extra cost and has totally transformed our recruitment pipeline. We have always been happy with the service you provide we are also delighted with the customer service and the high quality of CareGivers which we receive.”
Paul and Vicky bring a refreshingly measured approach to H&SC recruitment. They take the time to learn about your needs from an individual point of view rather than pre-conceived ideas about the kind of candidate(s) you are looking for. This personal touch runs through the whole process of the tailored recruitment that they provide. On top of which their own personalities make the sometimes stressful and serious nature of the process of recruitment an enjoyable and dare I say it a pleasurable experience.
Hi Steve, Thank you so much for your time. This last campaign has worked really well, we massively appreciate your time and support. We have interviewed and invited to training some wonderful people who we believe will be a great asset to our team. Thank you for your support, the weekly catch ups I have had with your team have been very helpful. Looking forward to working with you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicola Wrightson Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
"I have found Vicky and Health and social care jobs to be truly wonderful. Vicky has a huge passion for finding me the right candidates for my positions. Vicky will complete a full pre-screening interview and produce a real in-depth report and I trust Vicky's judgement. I only get sent relevant CV's. Customer satisfaction is at the centre of everything Vicky does. I consider Vicky to be part of our recruitment team and would recommend Vicky and her team 100%." Successful recruits include: Home Care Assistants, Care Coordinator, Trainer, Registered Manager and Operations Manager
I have worked closely with Kerrie Watson over the last couple of months and always found her to have impeccable tact and diplomacy. She works tirelessly and provides, clear, honest advice to the job seeker. Kerrie always remains enthusiastic and motivates her clients. I have always found her to be honest and has a clear perspective on the future. I personally think she is an excellent ambassador for the company and certainly would get my business in the future. I am grateful and delighted for the professional quality service I received whilst searching for employment. Thanks again and should I need employment services in the future I would strongly recommend Health & Social Care Jobs.
We have worked with Kerrie for approximately nine months. At all times she has been professional, friendly and very keen to supply the right person for the role. Kerrie has taken the time to find out exactly the type of person required to fill our vacancies. We have never had to chase her as she has always been quick to respond to requests and always kept us informed of her progress. The candidates supplied have, in most cases been well suited to the roles they have been put forward for.
This is a reference for the business of health and Social care jobs and given from my perspective as a senior HR professional. I have worked with Victoria and Paul Marsden for over 7 years whilst I was Group Head of HR for the HICA group, a large diverse business in the Health and social care sector based across the North of England. HICA used the services of HSCJ on multiple levels: - To advertisements and use advertising and filtering services for volume recruitment To recruit specialist posts and senior managerial posts To head hunt for difficult to recruit posts. Vicky and Paul and their consultants are very knowledgeable regarding the uniqueness of the social care sector and fully understood the tight budget restrictions and challenging environment that we worked within. They provided straight talking and evidence based advice on advertising methodology to attract candidates as well as ensured we always got best value from our budgets. In recruitment campaigns HSCJ have supported us with posts ranging from Service Co-Ordinator’s in domiciliary care and Trainers to Regional Directors and unique posts such as Estates and Facilities roles. Each assignment has been approached with care and understanding of our business and organizational culture and potential candidate fit accompanied by an helpful and insightful profile into each candidate which I personally have found very useful. HSCJ have been flexible and adaptable with their approach on every occasion and fully understood our business from the challenges of recruiting nurses to the best job titles to attract domiciliary care workers to the market challenges we faced in the geographical areas we operate within. Vicky and Paul and the consultants they employ are all very personable and not at all pushy unlike some of the others we have worked with and always give an incredible service. They have been our first point of call for key recruitment and we have considered them to be key synergy partners of our organization and an extension of our own team . I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Victoria stands out from other Recruiters as she knows and understands the sector so well. She finds out about the role she is recruiting for avoiding the generic approach. She understands the variations in size of branches and local authorities; she also knows the importance of finding the right people who fit in with the company ethos.
We decided to recruit CareGivers with Vicky and Paul at Health and Social Care Jobs after meeting them in person last year. Their personalities and approachability were key to us making our decision. We were very impressed with their commitment to not only getting the best candidates for our needs, but also to provide help and advice with recruitment. The flexibility they offer is key to managing the needs of our business. They amend our requirements to suit our needs on a monthly basis with ease and no additional costs. We have been very impressed with the volume and quality of applicants so far and their filtering process works well saving us valuable time.
Vicky and Paul work together as a team offering excellent guidance and input in all areas of recruitment. If management roles are required Vicky tries to dovetail your needs, the customer, with those of the applicant thus increasing the chances of a good match! I have recently started recruiting for care colleagues with Health and Social Care Jobs and have received excellent early results which will assist me to grow business for Bluebird Care (Kirklees). Sucessful recruits include: Care Assistants, Care Coordinators, Registered Manager.
I have always been very sceptical about using agencies, especially for online recruitment. Victoria and her colleague Paul at Health and Social Care Jobs Ltd both gave me the usual spiel about how good they were and what great value for money they provided. As I was struggling to get staff I thought I would give them a try but to be honest I wasn't expecting much. However, how wrong could I be? Not only did they deliver what they promised, they did it quickly, efficiently, professionally and economically. I have been amazed and delighted at the response they generated, have employed staff as a direct result of their activities, and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thanks Victoria and Paul, I'll be using you again.
We have always struggled finding rehabilitation support workers for our clients. We also have to consider the costs on behalf of our client. Health and Social Care Jobs provide an excellent advertising rate as well as experienced applicants for the positions. On many advertising campaigns they have been in usually hard to recruit areas. The staff are extremely helpful and with their knowledge and advice on the recruitment. We do not go anywhere else to place our adverts.
I would like to thank both Paul & Angie for the excellent candidates you have submitted, you have restored my faith in recruitment agencies after some very bad previous experiences! Thank you so much and have a good weekend!
We have used recruitment agencies in the past and have had poor results whilst also being very expensive. The vast majority simply find some CV's they feel fit the role and do very little pre-screening! They tend to advertise in the same places we can and therefore are not typically increasing the pool of people applying for the post. When I was looking for a new "operational" Care Manager we spoke to Health & Social Care Jobs and straight away I was impressed with their professionalism. I got the impression from the start that they understood Home Instead and that we were looking for a different candidate. We placed the position with them and quite quickly received a number of candidates to look at. What impressed me again, was the very detailed notes taken from the substantial conversation they have with every candidate. Also, there was a detailed CV with no gaps. All the candidates put forward were aware of Home Instead, the differences between us and other agencies and had also been briefed about the job role. With each interview, HSCJ asked for feedback and took the information on board. If a candidate was not suitable, HSCJ took time to understand why and made adjustments to their recruitment process. There was continual dialogue throughout the whole process and I felt at every stage that finding the right person for our organisation was top of their agenda, not simply placing someone that is on their books! Whilst they found suitable candidates I was able to get on managing the interview process. I would have no hesitation in recommending HSCJ to any franchise owner who is looking to recruit new office staff.
Victoria is absolute professional. She never loses sight of what is important- Customer satisfaction. With many years' experience in the social care sector she knows just the right candidate for the right job. Always looking for that spark or determination that fits with her clients' needs she will and has always put forward the right people for the job. Never wasting her client's time, she will pull potential employees from interview if she feels that the position is not the right one. Determined and articulate Victoria's experience and wealth of testimonies from customers demonstrate her ability to put the right person in the right job and I have no hesitation in recommending her company if you are looking for a consultant who will work hard to achieve this and get you the right person for your vacancy. I would say she offers a unique service, second to none!
I have known Vicky for over six years now, and in that time she is someone who I found to be capable of great compassion and has real commitment to the care sector, she is someone I very quickly learned to trust without question with regard to the recruitment needs of St. Clements Care Services. Successful recruits include: Registered Manager and Care Coordinator.
Vicky has always provided a first class service always ensuring that you feel as that you are the most important person she is providing a service for and to.
A flexible and creative approach that puts people first!
We started using Health & Social Care Jobs two months ago using their Managed Advertising service and so far I am very happy with the service we have received - we are definitely getting the volume of applications that we required! Thank you again!
I have used Health & Social Care Jobs outsourced service since November . I wanted to once again extend my thanks and gratitude to Lisa for her efforts in finding us some amazing care assistants and getting us the right people! I have been nothing but impressed so thank you. Successfully recruited Home Care Assistants.
We have used Health and Social Care Jobs for 18 months, we like the flexibility it gives our team. The service they provide us is very flexible, tailored and adapted to our needs at the time. If we use their managed advertising service we can use our adverts when we require them and change them every month if needed to suit the business. It's good to know that if we get a lot of packages through in a short space of time, we can call them and within hours we are getting good candidates arriving in our inbox. In addition to that they filter the applications on our behalf so we are not wasting time filtering through and they will help us write our advert and offer guidance and ongoing support.
I am happy to endorse Vicky and the Health and Social Care Jobs team. They really understand Home Instead's "cultural DNA" and why we are different. I have had bad experiences with recruitment companies in the past, but Vicky has demonstrated that not all agencies take your money and run. H&SC jobs take time and trouble to find the best solution for each assignment and act in a truly consultative manner.
Since using Health & Social Care Jobs to recruit CareGivers, I’ve been inundated with applications thanks for the push – we have had some great quality applicants and hope for many more. Ive already recommended you to a couple of other offices so more business coming your way!
To whom it may concern, I would like to record how helpful and professional Kerrie has been in recruiting an Interim College Principal for us. At all times Kerrie responded straight away to any questions or concerns I had and this has enabled us to fill the vacancy with a high calibre candidated in a short period of time. During the process Kerrie has always conducted herself in a professional but friendly manner maing communication very easy. I would say that Kerrie is a credit to Health & Social Care Jobs and is an excellent advert for how you conduct recruitment. Steve Hambleton
I have recently been helped by Vicky when I was seeking alternative employment in housing management. My experience from the minute we spoke was beyond first class. Vicky has such a positive supportive way of working with you. The service from Health and Social Care Jobs and from Vicky herself is all you could ask for if you were looking to fill a vacancy. Do not look beyond Health and Social Care Jobs and Vicky if you need to fill a vacancy.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the Good Luck card I received today and also the help and assistance you have all given in helping me land my new job. The advice and guidance you have given me have been invaluable and I have found the whole experience helpful and professional at all times. If you could also pass on my thanks to Elise and Angie as well please. Kind regards, Martin
I would like to thank Paul for his professionalism and helping attitude,I am grateful and delighted for the professional quality service I received whilst searching for employment. Thank you Ilona
I have been working with Health and Social care jobs for 4 years now. As a registered manager, I managed my own recruitment process. When I took over the home, I soon realized that the ethos within the home needed to change, the only way to do this was to bring in new staff to help me rebuild it. As a manager I had very high standards and expectations of the staff team, ensuring I created very child-focused care. In order to do this, I was looking for very specific staff. Having used agencies before I was a little reluctant to try another agency as I often felt that they are very pushy, don’t listen to my requirements and become argumentative when I didn’t take one of their applicants. They took little time to know information about myself, the home or even the candidates they were placing making it difficult for us to match. As I needed support, however, I approached Health and Social Care Jobs in 2016 to see if they were different to what I had previously worked with. I was extremely pleased with how much time was spent getting to know me as a manager and my expectations of the staff I was recruiting. We also discussed the home itself and the company’s ethos to ensure they had a full understanding of the company. I was surprised at how much detail went into their interview process before candidates were put to me. They had an excellent screening process and only candidates I would be genuinely interested in were put to me. Due to the amount of work and effort that took place behind the scenes it made my recruitment process extremely easy. I have also been complimented by OFSTED for Health and Social care’s interview notes which were kept in staff’s employment file. Over the years I have been consistently able to keep my staffing levels full due to the in-depth screening process, meaning I had a high staff retention level. All the team are professional in their approach but are also personable and will always go the extra mile to support you. Whilst everyone in the office is willing to help, I feel the consistency of working with the same people has helped build and maintain a positive working relationship. Amanda, Paul, and Vicky have been exceptional, and I would highly recommend to anyone and will always continue to work with health and social care in the future. Michael Holdway
Decided to add this testimonial for Paul and his team after securing employment with their help. My wife spotted the job on line on a generic job site and took a print out copy of the role and brought it home. I had applied for about 5 different roles and not had one follow up, so was feeling a bit anxious. I got home about 15:00 and went straight on the laptop, searched for the job, found and applied by adding my saved CV. That was it then forgot all about it and with the beautiful weather, got a cold drink and sat on decking. I had almost dropped off to sleep, when about 15:45 my mobile went off and it was Paul from Health and Social Care Jobs. Almost immediately Paul was very easy on the ear, he just chatted away finding out about me and my experiences, skill sets, etc, he made me feel at ease and I didn't realise that this was my first part of the interview process. Even though the company was in the process of interviewing he convinced them to add me in. Paul rang me on his way home, offering advice, and tips for the interview which took place 48hrs later. I was shorted listed to the final interview, and again Paul rang me prior to final interview to ensure that I was fully prepared. I believe that with Health and Social Care Jobs' help, it gave me an edge. They are refreshing in a world of faceless internet which you don't find with lots of other recruiters, who seem to advertise jobs that don't exist, and put you forward for jobs that you are not qualified for. Once again thank you to Paul and his team for helping me to move on to pastures new and giving me the feeling of worth in world of work. I would highly recommend Paul and his team to anyone who is looking for work or a change in career. Kind regards Colin Holloway
This is not quiet a testimonial as I didnt actually place Gary into this role, however Gary felt compelled to write this and asked if I would publish this on our website, which I have. Thank you Gary you are lovely man and very selfless, everything you do you do for other people and you are a credit to yourself and the Care Sector.
Good morning Vicky, Hope you are well this morning? I just wanted to update you on the job front. As of yesterday, the next chapter in my book of Wells, began with this! My second interview at Bridgewater Home Care at 2pm in Wigan was a nervous one, not knowing how it was going to pan out. I sat in the meeting room with nervous thoughts on how it was going to go??? He came in with my updated CV and JD, he stated by asking how the weekend to Nottingham went? And how I was? He started to discuss my CV, so I touched on that, but brought out my numbers dashboard, which I worked so hard on the previous night. Checking over the numbers from the last four offices I had worked at previously, checking and double checking the percentages are spot on for revenue, service enquiries and conversion were spot on. Phil was very impressed with the numbers, but, ultimately, so was I. Everything I achieved over four years on an A4 piece of paper, the ROI on that one sheet, my hard work and hopefully, he has seen the value in this? He passed me a copy of the JD and asked if I had any questions? Which was no because it was everything I had done at HISC over the past 7 years. Phil the left the room for a couple of minutes, which made me think what was going on, my nerves were creeping up again, I looked at my I watch at the heart monitor to check my bp, I then put the breathing app on to relax me, then Phil walked back in, looking at him, he had a cracking poker face, he sat down and straight out with it, my anxiety was increasing, what was going to say? Gary, I would love you to be part of my team. Those words ringing in my head, anxiety level suddenly dropped, internal crept in with excitement. All the worry and endless searching for a new employer over the past three weeks. Thoughts of how am going to provide for my family and pay to keep the roof over our heads and so near to Christmas, those words resounding over and over, and then he just came out with it, I would like you to start on the 1st December! Wow, was my initial excitement, but thought about the terms of my redundancy, I said, I could do an induction, but I was also thinking I had a round of golf booked for Friday at Frodsham Golf Club, my best mate has come down from Montrose, all these thoughts suddenly appearing, but not to worry, I am now starting on the 5th December at Wigan, but will based for now at the Warrington office. Vicky, many thanks for your help and support at the beginning of my journey this month. You have made me feel so positive, that there is another world outside of the company I was with for 10 years. Now I must move on in this new chapter, and use those experiences to develop the next stage of my Business Development Manager role. Many thanks again, and, you may not have had a mini chapter like this before, however, I never knew I had it in me to write something like this. lol Take Care Gary Wells Bridgewater Home Care
Hi Kerrie I would like to thank you for all your input with the locality manager role. I had not applied for a new post for quiete a few years and your advice and support helped me to improve my CV and ultimately receive a job offer with ILA. Although I have decided to stay at my present employment I feel the process has given me more confidence for the future. I have also passed on your contact details to my Area Manager for any vacancies we may have in the future as I found your process so refreshing. Thanks Again Tracey
I would like to say that Paul was instrumental in my recruitment to my current position. From first contact to contact after i had got the job and settled in Paul offered an amazing service. His support throughout the process was welcome and at all times appropriate and timely. I would recommend Paul and Heath & Social Care Jobs to any prospective candidate.
I just wanted to express my gratitude in writing. I have had such positive, professional experience with Cieira. She strived to provide the best guidance, care and assurance through out the entire process of my job search and application. A lovely lady with real a passion for the care sector. I feel Ceira deserves some sort of recognition for all her hard work, it payed off and I got my dream job. I would highly recommend. Kindest regards
I would like to say, Nikki Taylor is outstanding consultant, very genuine and great sense of humour, would highly recommend Health & Social Care Jobs to anyone. The whole process, she has kept me updated and understood my personal situation. She is an asset to the organisation .
So, this is the first time I've worked with Health and Social care jobs. Their team have worked in the sector and understood what would be required by the company and also to get the best of information from me.They were always friendly and easy to talk with and has made the experience of applying for a post very stress free.
Victoria was extremely friendly and supportive when I used her agency, keeping me updated on all developments. I cannot recommend Victoria highly enough!
I would like to express my gratitude to your company for the excellent service I have received. I was very disillusioned with agencies. I had had so many contacting me expressing interest in my CV, putting me forward for roles, to hear nothing more. When I contacted them they couldn't remember my name or what I was applying for. I also went to register with an agency in Sheffield, again I heard nothing. When I did contact them I came away feeling like was an intrusion. I was therefore was a little hesitant when Victoria Marsden contacted me to follow up an application I made. But her friendly approach put me at ease right away. Vicky has been extremely supportive. To be honest after being unemployed for awhile, she was just what I needed. Whilst being extremely professional, she also gave me the feeling she was in my corner, more like a friend. Vicky provided me with information on the company, the best way to approach the interview, giving me advise on how to make an impression, all of which I really appreciated, it made a huge difference. Vicky is certainly an asset to your company and a number of agencies could learn a great deal from her approach. If you could pass on my thanks to Vicky, I have done so in person, but having been a Manager myself I know the difference it can make coming from her Manager.
I just wanted to drop you a little note to say thank you for your hard work in finding us the right people for our clients. Recruitment is a fairly thankless job and recruitment for care is even more challenging so I feel it’s right to give praise where it is due. Our experience with HSC Jobs Managed Advertising service has been a very positive one. Both yourself and Steve have gone above and beyond to understand the Home Instead ethos in order that you can find the right type of person for us to recruit into the CAREGivers that we need. Out of our last 12 people we have recruited 6 have come from other individual sources and 6 from Health & Social Care Jobs alone. The numbers speak for themselves. Thank you for making my job so much easier. Zoe
I was contacted by James from Health & Social Care Jobs after putting my cv online. He was very supportive and I had plenty of contact with James before and after the interview. Since then I have been taken on by that company as their Registered Children's Home Manager. I have continued to use Health & Social Care Jobs to recruit for our outstanding vacancy positions. All the interviewees that James has sent over have been of a high standard and he continues to help and support with the start-up of the new business. Thanks. Mark – Childrens Care Home Manager Aspirational Care
My experience in looking for a new start to continue with my career progression with the correct company in health and social care was easier than i first anticipated. Vicky from Health and Social Care Jobs was amazing with finding the correct company and position for me within a fast response. Vicky kept in regular contact and always available to talk with. Excellent communicator and reliable. I would recommend Vicky and the Health & Social Care Jobs team to anyone. You truly have been amazing, I cannot thank you enough for all your help and support. A Big Thank you.
I would like to say a big thank you to Josh Taylor of Health and Social Care Jobs, for helping me find my perfect job. Josh was so easy to talk to and always kept his promises in terms of keeping me updated and giving me feedback from the clients, often outside office hours. He also ensured in his absence a colleague was always there to support me. Josh made me feel valued and he has a very good understanding of the job market and was able to find me a job that matched my skill set. He is very intuitive and a good listener, he always returned my calls and reassured me when I was confused and nearly giving up. I didn’t feel like just another person, he took the time to get to know me and explored in detail the type of role I was looking for and advised me accordingly. Josh was totally professional in his approach and had an empathic understanding towards my current frustration of not finding a suitable permanent position, he managed to find me a job in less than a week!!! I have highly recommended Health and Social Care Jobs to my friends and family. Once again thank you so much Josh for finding me a full time permanent position. Rashmi Parasher
I start work on Monday at a Care Home as a Manager. A job which Victoria found for me through your agency. I am delighted! The service from Victoria was first class I was updated regularly and treated with the utmost respect. She was always available, knowledgeable, supportive and approachable. This is the first time I have had a positive experience from an agency and I would highly recommend Health & Social Care Jobs.
I have just been appointed to a senior post as a result of liaising with your company. The Person who has acted on behalf and who has represented me to my employers is Victoria Marsden. From her first contact with me I have been impressed by her professionalism, her enthusiasm for her job and her ability to advocate candidates to employers. I believe that Victoria is a sterling ambassador for your company and feel compelled to bring this to your attention. My Contact with Victoria has resulted in me having a "Positive Customer Experience" and win-win outcome in my new appointment. "I would just like to say how impressed I am with the service Victoria has provided. She is a credit to your company. Her professional and friendly approach gave me the confidence in Health & Social Care Jobs. She has supported me to find the ideal post making sensible suggestions without being pushy. Congratulations on recruiting such an asset to your team.
Dear Naomi. Can I take this opportunity to thank you personally for all the help and advice you gave me in assisting me secure the position of Deputy Nursing Home Manager. You are a credit to your company and I wish you the very best for the future. Kind Regards. Terry Dwyer. RMN.
'Angie at health & social care jobs was amazing. From first contact until the end she was always very supportive. She kept in regular contact and was always available to talk with. Angie always went the extra mile and made the whole process that I dread such a pleasant one. Anytime I was a little bit anxious or nervous she calmed me down and gave me confidence. I would definitely recommend her and health & social care jobs! ' Prabhjeet Kaur
This was the first time I have used a recruitment agency and have always been skeptical of them however Health & Social Care has totally changed my outlook , they are professional and keep you informed every step of the way . I cannot speak highly enough of Health & Social Care Jobsn & the team , They are professional, approachable and really take the time to get to know you and treat you as a person and an individual not just a number. Even though I was unsuccessful this time I have no doubt that they will play a massive part in my future employment . Thank you so much Geoff
Just to also let you know that we have been delighted with the response to the latest campaign!! Once again, you have definitely delivered the goods!! All best wishes,
I started as a Care Assistant on the 11th November. I absolutely love working here and it's the best thing that has happened to me in year's regarding a job. The feed back I've had back from the Manager and Deputy Manager is fantastic. They are really happy with my work and are talking about promoting me soon. Thank you so much for putting me forward for the position, your guidance and setting up the interview, I will never forget this. It's a shame I can't send you a big bunch of flower's and a card to say a big"THANK YOU HUN" From Siobhan Gallagher Xxxx
Victoria is one of those rare people in the recruitment business that really tries to place the right person in the right position. Not for her, is the profitability of just finding a person of high commercial value but, she cares about the customer or company she is working for and the need sand values of the person themselves. She diligently identifies the candidate's strengths and the company's needs and makes match that suits both to mutual satisfaction.
I can not thank you enough for finding me the best job. I have spoken to many recruitment agencies in the past and nobody compares to you. You took the time to listen to my needs and matched me with the perfect career move. You really care about people and that shows, you always kept me up to date with all information. You are truly are one of a kind. I am so happy that you helped me. Best wishes Alexx
I have known Vicky for a number of years and she has always been very helpful in identifying possible vacancies for myself during periods of career change and looking for new and challenging roles. I would recommend her to anyone looking for that next great move. She puts the candidates she helps and supports at the fore.
I just want to say a big thank you to Paul who has been an absolute superstar in helping me find employment. From our first conversation I have felt at ease & relaxed & confident that I will find my perfect job role & this has successfully been done. I will highly recommend Paul for any recruitment needs.
I would just like to compliment Nikki Taylor on how she has handled my job application. Over the last few months I have come into contact with many agencies when applying for jobs. I have to say that Nikki has just been fantastic. The sometimes complicated and frustrating process of looking for a new job has been made simple, informative and personal through Nikki's ability to be friendly, knowledgeable and competent. It makes such a huge difference so I just thought I'd pass that on. Regardless of whether I'm successful or not in the position I have applied for; if I saw that this agency was managing a vacancy, I would be more likely to apply and feel confident that my application would be handled by someone who is good at their job and cares about candidates. Something that's quite rare. Nikki you're great - Thank you!
I would highly recommend working with Vicky at Health and Social Care Jobs. Vicky first contacted me when I was looking for a new challenge. What immediately stood out to me, was how thorough Vicky was in getting to understand what I was looking for and how well she had researched me and really looked at my CV. Vicky stood out from other recruiters as she really knew me and took the time to speak to me and get to know me and I felt confident that Vicky had my best interests as her priority and would find me a suitable role. I also felt through our discussions and Vicky's research that she was ensuring that I was a strong candidate to put forward for potential positions. Vicky is very personable, supportive through the whole process and really stood out from other recruiters as someone I could trust and understood me and found and matched me with roles and employers that were suitable for me and for my career.
I just wanted to say thank you very Ruth for your help in getting me my new role in home care. I am so pleased and really appreciate everything you have done. I am loving my job and you were very helpful throughout the process. Many thanks Natalie
I just wanted to send a quick email regarding Angie. I have been working with her on a couple of job applications, and although on this occasion I secured another position elsewhere I wanted to say that without doubt Angie was the most professional and easiest to work with consultant out of the many I have had dealings with over the last few weeks. I really was impressed with Angie's professionalism but also personal approach. I will certainly be recommending her and Health & Social Care Jobs in future dealings I may have. Kind regards, Paul Holland
Senior Consultant & Operational Performance Consultant
A dedicate and determined recruitment specialist, Victoria offers a knowledgeable perspective of the social care arena and can deliver the results.
I really enjoy my new job so far, although I'm still at the learning stage. Everyone is very nice in the team and it seems much less stressful than any of my previous jobs. Thank you for helping me finding my new job! I felt represented and supported by you, my opinion, goals and expectations mattered throughout the recruitment process, not like with other recruiters where I was just a name, number or a product they were trying to sell. It was always easy to reach your office, everyone I’ve spoken to was professional, they always forwarded the messages and responded quickly. And a special thanks to Angie, who supported me all the way. She called me before and after all interviews, answered all my questions and confirmed every conversation with an email. Angie was always very kind, helpful and professional. Thank you all at H&SCJ, I would definitely recommend you! Many thanks, Suzy
What you have not done, is send us a bunch of dross, rubbish candidates - you've only sent us people that are worth us looking at. That has saved us much time when we are extremely busy setting up the business. That's the way that recruitment agents should work, but, in my experience, pitifully few actually do. This is appreciated. We will work with you again in the future.
Afternoon, Believe it or not, I have now been in employment for 12 weeks, time has flown! I wanted to thank Health & Social Care Jobs for your support during the recruitment process, that was quite long and drawn out, but now I'm employed, I understand why! I was quite anxious during the process and everyone was calm and encouraging, and then with your support I made the right choice in accepting the role. Its a lovely environment and the owners and the residents are great. I've been made very welcome and also appreciated for the work that I do. Thank you again, and keep up the very good work! Take care, Regards Judith
I wanted to thank you and your team very much for your excellent service. Embarking on the search for a carer for a family member was new territory for me, and emotionally challenging, but I felt very supported by you all the way through the process. Your professional yet reassuringly personal approach helped enormously; you were at the end of the phone to answer several questions I needed answering along the way, and you always gave me sound and helpful advice. With thanks and best wishes, Sheena
Amanda Thank you so much for all your help and support with my application. I am very excited to start work with them and this new career step. You have gone above and beyond to support me and help with any questions and have put me at ease the whole process. Thank You ! Laura Meader
As a Franchise Owner I have worked both with Health & Social Care Jobs to recruit a Registered Manager & Care Coordinator and I have also worked with the Managed Advertising Division for the Advertising of my CAREGiver job vacancies. I have found the Health & Social Care Jobs Team to be truly passionate about the care sector, but also the organisation which they recruit for. Every interaction with their team has always been positive and their expertise reflects in their service overall. I would not hesitate to recommend the Health & Social Care Jobs Team or the Managed Advertising Team to anyone looking for a solution to their recruitment needs. Thank you to you all and I will continue to recommend you to my colleagues within the network.
Right from the initial chat, Clare who became my telephone buddy right through the process, supported and fed back everything I needed to know which took me on the journey to accepting the position.The support did not stop there as I received a text to say good luck before starting my position and received a card at my new workplace from Health and Social care to congratulate me. Fantastic support from a lovely team.
I turned to HSCjobs to help me fill my children’s home registered manager vacancy, I found Clare very professional and experienced in the industry, which helps trying to find the right candidate for your company. Clare took the time to get to know our ethos, culture, history and where we are going as a business which makes a difference to matching process. Since using HSCjobs, we have managed to fill two crucial managerial roles for our Children’s Home, which have gone from strength and continue to provide with good quality candidates to interview.
Please help by Signing our petition to make B12 available over the counter:
My journey probably started way before I even knew there was a problem. I believe I had been deficient in B12 for at least six years before it was finally diagnosed… and even then I didn’t get a definitive yes you are! Why? … due to the shear lack of training and education within our Health System surrounding B12 Deficiency and in particular Pernicious Anaemia.
I started to feel very unwell over a period of maybe six years, I started having excruciating migraines, my stomach was rotting and I felt so tired it was more than just lack of sleep or energy I was literally falling asleep and unable to function normally. I visited my GP on several occasions who conducted so many blood tests and eventually referred me to a specialist in Leeds. They’re opinion was I had IBS and sent me away with …. wait for it… Diarrhea tablets – even though I told him I actually struggled to go… not the opposite. I knew I didn’t have typical symptoms of IBS so I didn’t give up. I must have seen every GP in the surgery – and not one tested my B12! Why??? Because it isn’t part of the Full Blood Count – you have to request it separately.
I then moved to Cumbria and again my health continued to deteriorate to the point where I was losing my speech, couldn’t form words and just wanted to sleep all the time, I was having panic like symptoms and suffered a week long migraine which caused me to lose my speech for nearly six weeks. I visited my GP god knows how many times, I was told I was depressed, given countless medications for my migraines but the worse bit was when I was told I had MS – Mrs Marsden I am going to send you for a brain scan and I want you to prepare yourself that it will come back that you have “White Matter “ on the brain. Can you imagine!!!! Anyway, I had the scan and I didn’t have MS Thank god!!!
Through the GP’s testing I found out I had H-Pylori a very common bacteria that lives in the gut and basically destroys the gut wall. I was given very strong anti-biotics which eradicates this bacterium which did clear up. That was the last I thought about that and there was no follow up with the Doctors. But it later turned out, that either the H-Pylori or the nasty anti-biotics triggered an autoimmune response which lead to the destruction of my stomach wall.
While this was all going on I did extensive research of my own – narrowing other things down, researching my symptoms. It was through this research that I came across a lot of articles about H-Pylori and the links to Pernicious Anaemia. H-Pylori can lead to Autoimmune Atrophic Gastritis. Given that I have had other autoimmune issues in the past .. alarm bells started to ring. So… I booked yet another appointment with my GP and insisted on seeing a Gastroenterologist as I wanted the camera into my stomach.
By this time, I was really ill, the panic attacks were daily, the brain fog, the forgetting words, not being able to say what I wanted to say, memory loss, forgetting I had been on days out, and I will be honest I actually felt like I wasn’t even here.
I went for my Endoscopy and the specialist advised me that I had Atrophic Gastritis (Basically thinning of the stomach lining) at this point it was Chronic Acute Gastritis – now I knew that this diagnosis meant that I had lost my intrinsic factor and would need B12 injections for life (because I had done my research). Your intrinsic factor sits in the lining of your stomach and you need intrinsic factor to convert B12 in the body to a usable form. Guess what though … even the Gastroenterologist didn’t recognise B12 deficiency and didn’t initiate B12 injections! Wow !
After this diagnosis I joined the B12 charities and contacted Martin Hooper the Chairman and ask for advice. He advised me on the correct protocol for treating B12 Deficiency and warned me that the GP’s do not follow guidelines. Guidelines state that loading doses should continue until all symptoms have stopped. I also came across a man called Dr Chandy on the internet.. a GP from County Durham, who incidentally had been struck off the GMC for treating people with B12 injections and had successfully cured people diagnosed with MS. I was so intrigued by this man and he clearly had a lot of knowledge surrounding Pernicious Anaemia I went to meet him. What an amazing experience. He showed me case study after case study of people he had treated and regained their mobility due to wrong diagnosis, when in fact a simple B12 injection could have cured them. Dr Chandy believes that the big pharmaceutical companies are not interested in B12 as it is a 60p injection, think about the money that is in MS Drugs and Anti-depressants !!!! Wrong isn’t it!
I continued to deteriorate and I had stopped working by now, I could no longer do my job. Being on the telephone interviewing candidates was impossible, I would stutter, break into panic attacks and basically couldn’t even function.
The final time I went to the Doctors I broke down and said … this is wrong I need help. Right there and then my GP had no hesitation and gave me a B12 Injection there and then. He then actioned my loading doses which were over a period of weeks. Mr Hooper was right though the loading doses stopped and then I was put on a maintenance dose of 1 injection every three months. Anyone with this illness will tell you that this is shocking, this is nowhere near enough, in fact a dog with the same illness gets an injection once a week (you might say its because it’s a money maker for the vets… no… its actually because animals get treated way better than humans and I got that information from a Vet in Glasgow that I met on a trip away)
So my journey then began in extensively researching my illness. I read haematological papers, I joined support groups on Facebook, I contacted the charities, I stayed in regular contact with Dr Chandy and this research turned my life around. Dr Chandy advised me that ideally, I should have daily injections until my symptoms improved, there was no way the GP’s were going to allow this as they have to stick to the guidelines. These support groups taught me that if I was going to get better I had to take my life into my own hands. B12 is available over the counter in most European countries… but oh no .. not in the UK. If you can imagine it the same as a Diabetic. I need B12 just as much as they need insulin. yet I cannot buy it in the UK over the counter and I am restricted to one injection every three months despite there been no evidence to back this up – NO RESEARCH!!!
B12/Pernious anaemia took over my life – I read absolutely everything I could about it…. And I absolutely became obsessed with it.
My research brought me to the point I realised to get better I must self-medicate. My family were against it, I had to really educate my husband …. After all everyone wants to trust their GP right??
So just like many others with my illness I bought my B12 from Germany and started self-treating, the first time I injected myself (using Insulin needles), I wont lie I nearly passed out. But then I just got used to it. It took about six months of daily injections for me to improve, and I gradually reduced the injections to every other day. I could not drink alcohol as it sent me back into panic mode and I learnt that Alcohol depletes your B12.
Three years later I am now on once a week injection and 90% improved. When I did start treating myself, my stomach which had been distended due to lack of movement completely calmed down and went back to normal, my memory returned, my speech improved and the numbness I had in my leg stopped progressing. But most of all it was like I had woken up, for years I had felt in a day dream… not actually in the room!
This journey has been horrendous, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. When I joined my support group on Facebook three years ago there was 1.5K members there are now 18.3K members! I have registered as a support member so if anyone wants advice I will travel to meet fellow suffers. I wrote to Jeremy Hunt, Theresa May and Tim Farron about my story of misdiagnosis and how B12 should be available over the counter…. All I received was a standard reply. Tim Farron on the other hand did reply with his disgust and he too wrote to Jeremy Hunt. Sadly nothing came of it. You can help though by signing our petition to make B12 available over the counter:
PLEASE NOTE: ANYONE WITH PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA SHOULD NOT TAKE B12 TABLETS.. YOUR STOMACH CANNOT CONVERT THEM
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Dr Chandy – Articles
There are three forms of B12 Cynocobalamin (when it enters your gut), your intrinsic factor (which we don’t have) converts it to Hydroxocobalamin and then when goes further into your intestines it converts again to Methylcobalamin. If you have Pernicious Anaemia you are unable to carry out this conversion. It is also myth that we store B12 in our liver (yes healthy people do) – to store b12 you have to be able to covert it in the first place. If you become so low in B12 your body depletes your liver stores and then starts to take it from your bone marrow.
Pernicious means “deadly” because before B12 injections PA could kill you. Without B12 Injections someone with PA would end up with irreversible neurological damage. This can affect any part of the body.
Please share my story and raise awareness. Better still if you know Jeremy Hunt. …… give him a hard prod!
So today marks the 10-year anniversary of Vicky walking in to the Living room, interrupting my Call Of Duty marathon, flinging a laptop at me and forcing me to help her with her then new venture of Health & Social Care Jobs!!!
To set the scene………. I was recovering from Spinal Surgery to fuse my back and was coming to the end of a 12 month rehabilitation period, Vicky had started Health & Social Care Jobs in the November of 2001 and had been growing and expanding over those six months and desperately needed assistance – and I was the cheap option! I had never worked in the sector or recruitment but had helped Vicky in her previous roles, helping with on Call and covering shifts and we had always discussed each others work over the dining table and on an evening so I did have an awareness of what was required.
How time has flown over the past 10 years, how I have changed, starting initially helping with Administration and back office function, then recruiting Carers for a Home Care Provider, before graduating slowly to Coordinators, Supervisors, Care Managers and Registered Managers.
All under the tuition and guidance of Victoria Marsden she has been a fantastic mentor on how to do things the "right way" and her founding principles have remained strong and at the core of everything we do.
I'm proud of what we have achieved over the past 10 years, not only for ourselves but also the Providers we have helped fill challenging vacancies, the Candidates whom we have helped find their ideal role, but also the part we have played in providers ability to deliver great care and support.
Ive filled some exciting roles not only in this country but further afield in China and Dubai and met and engaged with some truly inspirational characters and look forward to meeting many many more.
2020 and 2021 have been very challenging for all and have been our most difficult years to date but we are still here and have come through stronger than ever…… and will continue to evolve and adapt for the next 10 years………… im looking forward to continuing relationships with providers who we have worked with over these 10 years but also building new partnerships whilst continuing our evolution and development as your "Trusted, Valued, Recruitment Partner"
What has inspired me to write this article is the number of people we get calling our office daily, who are not ready to retire, and want to make a difference in their local community and say "Am I too old". When I was a Registered Manager my oldest Care Assistant was 75!
Our message is you are "ABSOLUTELY NOT TOO OLD - YOU ARE PERFECT! "
Would your mum or dad, gran or grandad love this job?
Do you know someone else that should speak to us!
We have vacancies across the UK & Care Providers looking for people just like you!
Your life skills are prefect for them, and you have so much to offer especially to someone in your local community. We have jobs for Part-Time or Full-Time hours, just evenings, just weekends and flexible around you. So don't, retire just yet! We have lots of areas of the UK that we are looking (See Full List of places below) for people to become a Care Companion & Dementia Friend, Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions & Care Assistants.
We work with a number of organisations who have won countless awards for changing the way older people living in their own homes receive care & combat loneliness. Some need company after a spouse passes away, others need support when they develop early onset Dementia every single person has different needs. We are very proud that we support Providers who support older adults in the local community by offering companionship led care. So rather than quickly popping in to check on someone they spend at least an hour with someone, do activities together, go out and lots more!
Spend your days keeping someone company and doing things together, gaining a friend & impacting someone else’s life!
Most people that apply to us have had previous careers such as Nurses, Police Officers, Estate Agents, Hairdressers, Retail Assistants, Senior Managers. just to name a few. Many apply because they have reached the time of their life where career isn’t as important as fulfilment, and many choose to do this job to do something they have always wanted to do. That is to give back to the local community and offer support to someone who really needs it.
We cannot include everything you would do or answer all your questions on a job advert, plus we love to talk! So please click on apply and I will give you a call & tell you all about this wonderful opportunity for you to avoid Retirement! After all, 40 is the new 30! 50 is the new 40! 60 is the new 50 and 70 is the new 60!
If you don’t have a CV please email us instead with your contact details and a little information about yourself & We will be in touch.
We are currently looking for people to consider not Retiring & Talking to us in the following Areas:-
To start your journey of "Not Retiring" please email the team, at email@example.com telling us a little bit about yourself, where you live and if you are a car driver. If you have a CV please send this too - our team will find the nearest Companionship Led care provider in your area and get you talking!
This is story is about my Aunty Christine, she suffered appalling abuse in a Nursing Home and is one of the main reasons I enjoy my job, playing my part in ensuring the very best care is delivered by working hard to match the ideal candidates with their ideal employer and setting.
Christine lived at home for most of her life with my Grandma and Granddad. When you visited the first thing she did was make everyone a cup of tea, she loved being useful. When she was in her teens she had a nervous breakdown and was taken to Stanley Royd, Hospital in Leeds. I do also know that she was subjected to Electric shock treatments. She was classed as “Backwards” in those days.
When my grandparents got older they decided it was time to ensure that Christine was cared for when they had gone that is when Christine entered the Care System. She was in a Residential Home in Leeds for a while and we did see her change a lot, she would be half asleep half the time. She wasn’t her usual fun self and became withdrawn and unhappy. We then were informed this home was closing and she was to be moved to Bradford 16 Miles away from where we lived. This wasn’t ideal for my Mum who didn’t drive and would have had to catch several busses each day to visit where as previously she was only a few minutes away. We did not seem to have a say in this and I decided to get involved.
Myself and my mum attended a meeting with every care professional involved in her well being – there must have been 10 people in that room and do you know what … none of them knew anything about her! It angered me. The doctor read out a list of medication she was currently taking and when I asked why she was taking a certain medication I got a blank face. We were informed that she would be moving to Bradford because she needed a Nursing Home and as she was under 55 it was hard to find a home that would take her. The decision had already been made!
My aunty went to live at the Home in Bradford, during her time there she had her cigarette allowance reduced to 3 a day this caused her distress and she was reduced to going into the local Supermarket Café to take cigarette butts from ashtrays. The Home knew about this and did nothing.
She then broke her hip (We still don’t know why) and we were called to the Hospital. I went with my mum on that first visit to find her in the middle of a small ward of six. Her hair was stuck to her head, she smelled so badly of urine the whole ward smelt. Worst of all the care home had put her in an ambulance with her belongings in a bin liner and no-one accompanied her in the ambulance from the home. It was whilst she was in here that we received the sad news that she had terminal lung cancer. Christine returned to the home and never walked again and more incidents happened – her bed was moved away from her buzzer as she was constantly in pain. The final straw was whilst she was being drag lifted; she cried out in pain and was slapped across the face with a slipper!
Safeguarding became involved and I called the local CQC Inspector and started an official complaint. To this day I do not know what happened to that Care Assistant. The results we got from the CQC inspection were a list of complaints and whether they had been upheld or not upheld it was all a bit lame to be honest!. We did also discover that there were discrepancies with her monies. But no real answers!
She moved from this home to a home in Leeds where the staff were amazing… she spent her final months being Nursed by some fantastic carers which I am glad of and I was by her side when she died. Sadly I cannot change what happened to her and the sad life she lived. Knowing what I know now I honestly think my Aunty had a Learning Disability or Autism. I feel sad that her life was like this and that she didn’t receive the best care and support she deserved. In my opinion she should have been living independently not in a Care Home or Nursing Home and had she been born today she may have been treated differently.
RIP my darling and I think about you every day
I wanted to personally update our customers of a few changes here at Health and Social Care Jobs but first and most importantly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your incredible support over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge challenges to many businesses, but I am proud to say that with your support and a lot of hard work and dedication from our team, we are in a relatively strong position. Despite a few challenges we have managed to battle through COVID-19, with no redundancies, and instead we have grown and added lots of important expertise to the team.
As a former Registered Manager, I am well aware of the magnitude of the challenges that many of you have faced in the past 12 months. Having worked in the health and social care sector, I have a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully run a care service and the challenges that we have all had to overcome have often been inspiring - this has only made us more passionate to make sure that the service we are delivering to you is the very best it can be.
We have invested heavily over the last few months and I am pleased to let you know that we have made some positive changes to the team, which have been made for very important reasons, to continue to improve and evolve our services.
Paul and I have been developing lots of plans and ideas for 2021 to ensure we keep growing and keep offering you the very best service in the industry. We have already started introducing some of these plans to you and many of the ideas are centred around helping you to carry on recruiting the very best care staff throughout the duration of the pandemic. Paul will be happy to discuss what his team are doing to continue to find the best talent during these challenging times.
The Managed Advertising Team has grown, and we have looked to bring in the talent to enable us to continue to evolve. Myself & Steve look forward to discussing with you the positive changes we are making to the Managed Advertising Service, and I have been busy writing lots of new adverts and coming up with ideas to attract people to consider Caregiving as a career.
We have new Preferential Rates which will come into effect from the 1st March 2021 on all new Advertising Packages purchased. This includes some NEW features an additional Branded Job Board and a new structure to the credit system, to allow more flexibility with credits, particularly for those also looking to recruit Live in Care Assistants.
With so many facing redundancy, it is also my goal to carry on going above and beyond to show people what an inspirational sector we work in. I intend to spread as much good news as I can and through inspiring adverts, we will continue to represent this wonderful sector whilst myth busting any preconceptions that people have.
I am looking forward to 2021 and continuing to be your trusted, valued, recruitment partner. Using our knowledge and expertise to inspire others and taking time to listen to others who inspire me. After all we are always learning.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health & Social Care Jobs or Managed Advertising Solutions, relating to our business or our team please pick up the phone, myself and Paul are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Once again, thank you for your continued support and fingers crossed we can all soon be back to some kind of normality.
2020 has been an awful year for so many people and for so many reasons, for me this was compounded by having to do the hardest thing I have ever had to do, namely organising care for my 98-year-old gran.
My grandad was my hero and died far too young, but I think about him every day – I often hear him giving me a talking to in my ear when I am struggling with something. My Gran lived for my Grandad, he was her world and when he passed away 34 years ago my Gran told me she couldn’t carry on without him and me honestly I was really worried she wouldn’t, however, 34 years later I'm very proud to say my Gran is 98 years old and was very active until quite recently when she had a fall in the community, which really knocked her confidence. When my Grandmother’s health started to decline further, I asked the family if I could look for suitable homecare companies to visit and take care of her.
Working in the sector for so long I already knew a lot of the providers in her area, sadly the one I would have chosen didn’t have an office in her hometown. So, I started my search by asking other people on social media about their experiences, looking at CQC Ratings and I also looked at how long the Registered Manager had been in post.
I created a short-list and one by one I called the companies to find out more about them. I had a lot of questions, and of course, some of those were about their recruitment methods for carers. The final company I called, I had not heard of before, they were a family run home care provider. I was on the phone for over an hour and I got the full history of the company, why they were formed, and their values. They ran through most of the team with me too.
Another provider I called spent 15 minutes asking me questions and then gave me a reference number to say someone would call me back. I got that call a month later, by then my gran's care had been started weeks ago. What did put me off though was my Gran was a reference number, not a person.
I chose the family-run company that had wonderful values and made me feel so at ease and we were not disappointed. The only issue we had was we wanted more care for my gran, and they didn’t have the capacity. I decided to offer them free advertising to help with their recruitment pipeline.
I found myself educating my family about certain aspects of Dementia. Gran had stopped watching Television, had become reluctant to use any electricity, and had started moonlighting and having accidents around the house. They felt she was almost being naughty, and they struggled to understand her behavior so I set about finding Dementia Cafes and local support groups so that they could learn more about Dementia.
Just as the COVID pandemic peaked Gran needed a lot more help and support, as the care she needed was having an enormous strain on my Uncle and his wife, who had also just found out she had cancer. We found ourselves as a family having to move Gran to a Nursing Home at the worst possible time we could.
Due to our previous experience with my Aunty who was abused in a Nursing Home, I was passionate about choosing the Care Home and I don’t think I have ever interviewed a Registered Manager as thoroughly….. the poor lady!!!! anyway, she moved in and had to isolate for her first two weeks which was a very confusing time for her.
I am happy to say though, despite living on her own for the last 34 years, she absolutely loves it. She has so many friends and all the Care Assistants know my Dad and constantly keep him updated on her progress. All of them say “We love her” so I know she is in a great place. The family has only managed to visit as Keith Lemon would say “Through the window” and here is a picture of her a few weeks ago. Sadly, I have not seen her since May for her 98th birthday.
Since moving into the Home my Gran has thrived, she has gained weight and is a lot happier person for making the move.
The year is 2020 and I’m not sure many of us have experienced a year as sad, bizarre, scary, confusing, and potentially as lonely as this one. Yes, people have suffered hardships around the world throughout my lifetime and for generations before ours, but realistically you never really understand until you are in the middle yourself.
My worries have mainly been family and our business, I have been lucky that at home there are 4 of us so whilst we have faced lockdown and COVID, we have faced it together.
Lots of people haven’t had that luxury of companionship and I have seen friends and family who have suffered from their Mental Health - not just Men, but we Men are a funny breed and we do isolate ourselves and don’t talk to people when we should and carry that burden alone. So this year yes I am raising funds for Movember to allow them to continue their good work I am going to be walking my 60km and growing a stooopid mustache to help start a conversation and engage with people, an icebreaker a way of showing people they are not alone.
Any donations at this difficult time would be appreciated but equally so would a text an email a phone call or a chat if you do need someone to talk to.
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