PJ Care has been named ‘Best Care Home’ to work for in the UK, and as one of the top five health and social care employers.
Responses by our staff to the ‘Best Companies’ survey have ranked us 2nd in the health and social care category – seven places higher than last year!
The survey measures how much pride staff have in what they are doing and how much faith they have in those around them.
More than 50% of PJ Care staff took part in the survey in 2021, rating us on factors such as how much they enjoy working for us, how beneficial training is and the sense of family in their team.
83% of staff felt proud to work for PJ Care and nearly three quarters (72%) said they were happy with their work/life balance. 73% said their job is good for their personal growth.
The results mean PJ Care ranks 21st in the best companies to work for in the south east, and 25th in the east of England.
“The continuation of the COVID pandemic and the introduction – then revocation – of mandatory vaccinations have made the last 12 months extremely challenging for our staff so we are delighted with the results,” said Chairman, Neil Russell.
“We’ve done our utmost for our team during this period and we are grateful to them for taking the time to share their views. All three of our care centres have been almost full to capacity and the staff have worked so hard to maintain the standard of life we want to provide for our residents. I send them my sincere thanks.”
We have established an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to recognise the individuality and potential of every staff member. Our programme to develop the careers of care staff who want to become nurses has given opportunities to those who would not otherwise have been able to afford the training.
PJ Care have recently introduced a menopause sub-committee to raise awareness and offer support to those in mid-life and is also a Living Wage employer.
“The care and support of our staff is something we take very seriously,” added Neil. “We are thrilled that shows through.”