Today we will all hand loved one gifts to make them smile and tucking in to our Christmas banquets but what about those who do not share Christmas with loved ones or those who can not afford to give a Christmas banquet let alone gifts.
We loved seeing the Old Black Horse, in Houghton on the Hill, doing their bit whilst we enjoyed our Christmas Staff meal. If you have something new and want to do something with your old one then please contact us and we can pass it on to someone in need or take it to somewhere where those in need will benefit.
Well that is done for another year. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work in providing yet another year of development and growth as we strive to provide a service that our staff are proud to be a part of and our clients are pleased to receive.
Today myself and our PA manager met with a lovely young lady who works within Leicester to help find people, from employees looking for the right work for them and employers looking for the right staff. The feeling we got from her was great and we are hoping that her support will help to find the right person to fill our current roles.
As much as we are keen to grow, as we continue to gain referrals, we are keen to find the right staff that can keep the values that we hold important to us. Fingers crossed we can find the right person for us and continue to support those who need it. Our PAs need to be able to provide a high level of support for our clients, we will not grow just because the work is there but we will grow if we can find the right person.
If you are interested in what we do please find below our job description.
Breaking the Cycle work with individuals with a wide range of mental health and other disabilities. Our holistic personal assistance service is tailor made to the individual needs of each of our clients. Our approach is focused on the principles of empowerment, it is based on a comprehensive needs based assessment and a strong person-centred approach. We are a company who understand the importance of keeping clients socially involved and mentally stimulated to get the very best from life.
We are looking for individuals who are able to:-
Demonstrate understanding or show experience within the mental health environment
Being mature enough not to be phased when dealing with people who suffer with mental health
Demonstrate an understanding of a person-centred approach
Have a DBS or willing to gain one
Have a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle
We will provide the right person with the following:-
A good rate of pay
Hours to suit their needs
A flexible working day to suit their needs
Training and support
Mentoring from peers and management
If you feel that you are the right person to fit in with our team then please contact us at Admin@Breaking-The-Cycle.org with a copy of your CV and covering letter.
It was great to receive the following message from one of our clients.
“My PA was able to speak up for me, when I got tongue tied, or got confused about how to say what I needed to, or when I felt too upset to talk. It was also really helpful to have someone friendly with a good sense of humour ( & who didn’t need anything explaining to..), to rest & calm me”
Client – June 2018
Data protection is changing within the EU and we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we abide by the new laws coming in to place on 25th May 2018.
So what does it mean?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy
Basically GDPR will change the way in which we keep and use information about anyone who uses or interacts with us as a company. This will increase the safety of your information and will see companies and organisations doing more to allow that to happen.
What will you be changing?
As a company we will be issuing new documentation to all social workers, clients and anyone who interacts with us as a company to make sure we do all that we can to keep to the revised laws.
I haven’t heard anything from Breaking The Cycle?
If you haven’t heard from us by the end of June then it is probably because we do not hold enough information about you to make any changes but by all means contact us if you have any worries.
The company has now appointed an administrator who has been emailing all of the PAs to remind us about sign in sheets etc. Now this may not seem like a positive but it has helped me as I have a shocking memory sometimes.
It does fill me with positivity as making the jump to the company meant making a jump to becoming self employed, something that I have never done before and something that I was worried wouldn’t work leaving me and my family in a difficult position. However there seems to be some positive changes coming in to place which makes me believe that the company is serious about building relationships with local authorities and their clients to make sure they stay someone that people will want to employ.
Here is to positivity, something that is not always easy to come by.
The Breaking The Cycle Team would like to welcome you to our website.
We have spent many hours creating the right website to allow you to understand what we do, why we do it and how to engage as a potential client, employee or someone who is looking to make a referral on behalf of someone else.