PJ Care

We’re a leading provider of specialist neurological care and neuro rehabilitation for people with progressive or acquired neurological conditions.
http://www.pjcare.co.uk

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Former nurse Jan Flawn started PJ Care in 2000 when she saw a gap in the market for neurological care for young adults who, at that time, were living inappropriately in care homes for the elderly.

Today the private company runs eight units in Milton Keynes and Peterborough providing specialist care and rehabilitation for almost 200 people with progressive or acquired neurological conditions, including Huntington's disease, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

The Head of Joy and Wellbeing is tasked with ensuring staff feel valued and cared for, which has been particularly important during the pandemic and a team of Wellbeing Angels, who work on a voluntary basis, also support the mental and physical health of colleagues on units and in departments.

Healthcare has been one of the toughest sectors to work in during the Coronavirus crisis and PJ Care, now headed by Jan's son Neil Russell, takes care of its own, reflecting its ethos of care, compassion and commitment. Vulnerable staff have been furloughed and it is providing physiotherapy and counselling to an employee who ended up in ITU with the virus and who may never work again, and has committed to paying his salary until his retirement in two years' time.

A number of initiatives have been introduced as a direct result of new monthly surveys, including providing beds for staff working nights to sleep in on their breaks, additional lighting for the car park and providing tablets for staff to do on-line training.

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My Company

88% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

Quarterly employee recognition awards include Champion Employee, Champion Team, Learning and Development and Charity Work with two winners in each category. Annual winners get £100 gifted to their benefits account and there is also a loyalty reward for staff who have been employed for more than two years.

Personal Growth

82% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

In the last year PJ Care has increased the number of apprentices from one to 69 and also created 19 online courses with staff completing more than 6,000 courses. Development opportunities also include job shadowing, webinars, listening to podcasts and attending conference (currently online) and participating in mock inspections.

Wellbeing

74% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Wellbeing gifts have been sent out to thank staff for everything they've done during the pandemic including hand cream, chocolates, mugs, lip balm and water bottles. Units and departments have also had food delivered as a further thank you and expression of gratitude by their line managers.

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Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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