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.

Based in Bolton, Next Stage have further branches in Warrington, Wigan and Ormskirk.

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

My Manager
My Manager
Next Stage are currently undertaking a project to investigate what makes teams want to work and stay with the business. This will help the senior management team to understand their teams’ motivations and what helps them to improve and to exceed the expectations of service users.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company recently introduced a ‘Walk & Talk’ group session for one of their meetings where the team went on a short ramble through the local countryside, talking about current work. Afterwards they went for coffee and cake. This was a great success and will be introduced quarterly.
My Company
My Company
The business has introduced a five-a-side football league outside of work that all staff are encouraged to support. Those who play have found that it helps informal forms of communication outside the workplace and those who are not always in contact with one another get the chance to form relationships.

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    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    29% / 71%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


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