Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Health & Social Care Provider
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  • Contact
    • 28 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3QJ

About Next Stage

Next Stage provide care to vulnerable people. Services include children’s homes, leaving care, supported living, bridging units and fostering.

Founded in 2002 and based in Bolton, Next Stage have further branches in Warrington, Sunderland and Leeds.

Now with hundreds of staff, the firm provides care and support services to vulnerable people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Whether the need is for specialist interventions, 24-hour care and support or supported living in the community, Next Stage offers a unique service around individuals.

Next Stage believe that caring for others means caring for their own people first, and employees receive a long list of benefits.

Perks include free fruit and refreshments, a day off to support a charity, a healthcare cash plan, an employee assistance plan with 24/7 counselling, retail discounts at 20,000 outlets, discounted cinema tickets, childcare vouchers that can save staff up to 36% and a cycle-to-work scheme.

What is it like to work for Next Stage

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The firm supports employees through a comprehensive learning journey focused on the beliefs, values and morals at the heart of the organisation. Learning can be written or electronic, face-to-face or distanced.
My Company
My Company
The recruitment process is values-led - everything the firm does involves putting service users/clients first and abiding by its values and ethics. Employee supervisions, held every 4-6 weeks, are also based around the company values, along with annual appraisals.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees are rewarded with a Next Stage-branded One4all gift card. Since January 2017, the firm has spent £5,300 on rewarding staff. Gift cards are also used as attendance bonuses. Employees feel good when spending the voucher rather than just paying a bill.

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  • Women

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  • Gym

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    Health Insurance

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

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