What is Reablement?
It’s supporting our service users to regain their confidence & independence in their own homes.
Wendy, Claire, Paula & Kyle all work as part of our Reablement team. With their experience ranging from 1 year to over 20 years, they all agree that they get immense job satisfaction from helping their service users to recover following a Hospital admission and re-gaining their independence, which allows 75% of service users to remain in their own homes.
The Reablement team liase with several other key service providers- including Occupational Therapists, Physios and Social Workers- all working with the service users best interests at heart, to gain the confidence and skills to be comfortable living independently at home. As a Reablement worker, your voice is heard, your observations from your visits to service users homes are included as part of the overall care assessment of that individual.
Kyle states “prior to working in Reablement I spent 20 years working in a factory, the satisfaction I get from helping our users remain independent within their own homes just can’t be matched”.
We are flexible with the work patterns that we offer- 18, 24, 30 & 36 hours per week. Our evening shift commences at 4.30pm which is ideal for individuals wanting to balance school or caring responsibilities. We operate 6 hour fully paid shift patterns.
Working for Swindon Borough Council means you get a comprehensive pay and rewards package, including our career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme from day 1, which gives you & your family protection for the future. We also offer generous annual leave & sickness provision.
Wendy states “we offer a holistic approach for recovery which concentrates on the needs of the individual, aiming to allow them to live independently again as quickly as possible”.
If you are empathetic & passionate about providing a vital service that makes a real difference to how our service users live their lives, we’d love to hear from you. We’re better with you.View current vacancies
Working at Fessey House
Our employees at Fessey House are passionate about providing the best service they can to our service users- going above and beyond to ensure they feel connected to the family ethos that runs through the home.
The passion is evident as soon as you enter Fessey House, being led by Sharron Black, Operational Manager who has worked for us for over 25 years.
Fessey House is not your “traditional” care home. Our 68 bed home comprises of 6 individual purpose built units, each of which include a kitchen, lounge and dining room. Our service users are aged 65+, all with a cognitive impairment such as Dementia. It is a unique, modern environment, recently extended, with vast landscaped gardens and communal activity rooms for our residents to enjoy.
But dont just take our word for it. See what are workers have to say about working at Fessey House.
Lorita has worked at Fessey as a Care Assistant for over 10 years. She describes it as like a second home, in terms of the family supported friendly environment.
Lorita states “ I really enjoy working here, having joined in 2011. Management are supportive and flexible, allowing me to maintain a good balance between home and work, this role fits perfectly around my childcare responsibilities”.
Florence, a Community Support Worker, has worked for us for nearly 4 years.
She states “I am passionate about making a difference for our residents & I get such satisfaction by helping and supporting them. I work mornings only, which allows me to manage my family responsibilities. It is a great environment to work in, we are supported and often describe ourselves as one big family.”
Steve, a Handyperson at Fessey House, has worked for us for over 22 years.
“I like the fact that each day is different, I carry out a range of duties to support the home and I like working within a flexible environment with friendly colleagues”.
Caroline, a Housekeeper, has worked for us for over 20 years but has only recently transferred to Fessey House.
She says “The people and service users make it what it is, really friendly and supportive. I was made to feel really welcome since joining the team. There is a good feel about Fessey House as soon as you come in.”
Bev, is a Community Support Worker. Having worked for us for 11 years, she says the service users keep her coming back gaining so much satisfaction from supporting them.
“We are often the last person a service user sees before going to bed and first thing in the morning so we get to know them as individuals and their individual needs, ensuring we provide the best care for them. Fessey House has a family feel from top to bottom, with the management team providing flexibility- there is never a closed door if you need support.“