A new report has highlighted the benefits of apprenticeships for young Disabled people looking to develop their careers. ‘Getting it right for Disabled apprentices’ details the experiences of Disabled people during their apprenticeship. The report is published by the Disabled Apprentice Network (DAN), which is run by Disability Rights UK. It looks at the barriers Continue reading..
Workplace and facilities management is a transformative and enabling profession which adds value to organisations and communities in a variety of key areas. While this has been true for decades, it has been highlighted in recent times by major issues affecting the globe. Crucial actions relating to the sustainability agenda and climate change, such as Continue reading..
As an inclusive and disability confident employer, we encourage everyone from all backgrounds to apply to our roles. We take pride in ensuring everyone feels included and welcome, regardless of who you are or where you are from. In fact, fairness and inclusivity are the words we live by. They matter to us! If you Continue reading..
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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison A CV (Curriculum Vitae), or résumé, is still the most popular way of applying for a job or approaching an employer. Even if you are applying through an online application process, your CV will still be Continue reading..
At Sykes Cottages we pride ourselves on our Company Culture which we like to think we have perfected over our 20+ years in the biz’. Whether this is through our investment into employee engagement (see 8. our VIBE team), involvement in community volunteering programmes (see 14. Promoting Volunteering) or embodying our core company values in Continue reading..
Leading UK homecare provider Right at Home has been awarded national 5* employer status across its network of 60+ locally owned and operated offices. The business was named a 5* employer for the second year running, following its annual employee engagement survey, run by independent researcher WorkBuzz. More than 1,200 CareGivers completed the anonymised survey Continue reading..
This month marks the one year anniversary of our national charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society. When we launched our partnership in 2019, we did so with the aim of raising £20,000 across our network of 60+ offices over a 12-month period. When we first discussed with our network the idea of supporting a national charity, Continue reading..
Tuesday 5 May 2020 In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, we are launching a series of vlogs answering key questions around homecare. The first vlog in our series features our Chief Operating Officer, Lucy Campbell, discussing the topic of safe homecare and what we are doing to keep our Clients and CareGivers safe during Continue reading..