When Kara asked for a Love Island themed 18th birthday party, the staff at Leybourne really did go above and beyond to deliver.
Staff pulled out all the stops including decorating Leybourne to look as if you were stepping right into the villa, with music and games, and some staff even wore bikini’s over their clothes so they would look the part!
Kara had a fantastic day with all of her friends, and it really shows in the videos of residents and staff singing along! What an amazing day!
Leybourne, Newcastle, is a fully refurbished residential home for 8 adults with a range of physical and learning disabilities.
Leybourne is situated in the quiet residential area of Killingworth, the age range of adults living at Leybourne is currently between 19 and 25 and all accommodation is single occupancy.
At Leybourne, our residents enjoy accessing Newcastle city nightlife, clubs, restaurants, theatres, and shows. We also support people to go to both St James Park and The Stadium of Light. There is nothing we don’t support for our residents as they love to go on holidays abroad or have weekends away, indulge in pamper weekends, or thrill-seeking weekends such as abseiling, canoeing, and fishing.
We uphold the values of positive behaviour support, choice, control, and autonomy for our young people to lead fulfilling lives. We promote wellbeing for our residents by accessing alternative therapies and hydro pools accessible through The Percy Hedley Foundation.
The Percy Hedley Foundation is passionate about promoting and achieving excellence in residential care, with our primary aim being to make every visit to our residential units a positive, enjoyable, and beneficial experience.
We aim to provide a personalised service that meets the needs and aspirations of our residents, promotes independence, dignity, and respect and enables them to make the most of life through the provision of a specialist, high-quality service.
Alongside this, you will become part of a team of supportive and caring colleagues also delivering the highest quality of care to our residents, where you’ll feel rewarded and appreciated.
Check out our current Newcastle support worker and Night Care Officer roles below.
Did you know on an average week The Percy Hedley Foundation support over 750 families through education, adult learning and residential services.
Over 1,100 staff support our offering, delivering individual personalised plans to support education, development, learning and independence.
Across 2 schools, 2 college campuses and 5 residential settings no two days are the same within The Foundation.
If you are interested in a role that will deliver great enjoyment, personal pride and satisfaction then look no further than The Percy Hedley Foundation. With a variety of support worker roles catering for both children and adults, flexible hours to suit and a wide range of shift patterns available we have a role for everyone. Fill in the form below and one of our recruitment team will give you a call to discuss current opportunities:
Are you a compassionate, caring team player who is committed to making a difference for adults and children? If so, we want to hear from you!
As one of the North East’s largest charities we support over 750 families every week.
The North East Support Worker role is to provide support to our children and adults safely, in an effective and caring way that is responsive to their individual needs, ensuring the highest standard of care is provided in a safe, positive and stimulating environment.
You will have experience providing personal care, ideally with an NVQ Level II in Care or a willingness to work towards this, we are looking for someone who is a team player with a flexible and positive attitude.
We are always on the look out for both full time support workers and part time staff and are delighted to offer a flexible approach around you and your availability.
A truly great company to work for, they look after your welfare at all times. Residents and service users are a pleasure to support, and supporting them has given me immense job satisfaction throughout my 12 years with The Foundation.
Linda Burnip, Support Worker Newcastle
I have had many positive experiences working at Percy Hedley, but the most positive experience is working alongside all the positive staff, working well as a team and keeping our service users safe and happy.
I thrive coming to work, I have a fantastic job which is so rewarding.
Joanne Denny, North East Support Worker
Support Worker Job Benefits
Our staff are our most important assets and we value all the hard work, commitment and passion from them every single day.
We focus on delivering a friendly and supportive working environment which focuses on staff development. Check out some of our support worker benefits below:
Training The Foundation is committed to investing in you and we promote both internal and external training opportunities to develop and grow your skillset and deliver a quality service.
Holidays We offer a minimum of 22 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 27 days plus bank holidays.
Pension Auto enrolment into the Peoples Pension with 3% employee contribution matched with 3% from the employer. This can be increased to 5% employee contribution and 5% employer contribution.
Percy Hedley Added Benefit Rewards We offer a wealth of specially arranged discounts and savings at selected stores, such as 5% off at Morrison’s or Sainsburys.
Other retailers offering cashback and discounts include; Sainsburys, Asda, B&Q, Next, Argos, Carphone Warehouse and many more
Cycle To Work Scheme If you are interested in cycling to work, you can buy a bike at a reduced rate and pay for it monthly through a deduction from your salary.
Occupational Health Support We offer a generous sick pay scheme which will cover you for those times you are not fit to work, increasing each year of employment to a maximum of 5 months full and 5 months half pay.
Physiotherapy Sometimes our colleagues undertake work which can be physically demanding with specific elements of personal care. To support our colleagues we ensure you are looked after in regard to physical work by working with physiotherapy clinic and refer staff who need it.
Wellbeing We work with various mental health and wellbeing clinics to support our colleagues to ensure everyone is supported throughout their employment.
As one of the largest charities and employers in North East England we are always on the lookout for great support worker staff who can help us continue to delivery a quality service every day. If you think you have what it takes to join The Foundation fill in the form above and of the team will give you a call to talk through your skills and how they may fit a vacancy.
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