HOW WE WORK

“I was delighted to read this CQC report. Brilliant, such a positive assessment. I especially liked the statement that ‘people said the way people were supported at this home made a difference to their lives. They all said the staff and management team were caring and always treated them with dignity and respect’. It seems to me this sums up a great deal of what Salters Hill is about.” Trustee in 2016

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  • “I’ve just read your lovely e-mail, thank you! I love working for Salter’s Hill and have received just as much as I have given. It’s a privilege to work with such lovely people.” Staff Member in 2016

    “I continue to be a huge supporter of Salters Hill. There are very few providers of care that I know of that I would trust, in fact Salters Hill is probably the only one at the current time. I want the sort of care that I would give him as his parent and you provide as near to that that I could hope for.”  Parent in 2016

     

    HOW WE WORK

    Our purpose is to work alongside people with learning disabilities and others who seek our support, to develop confidence, skills and independence. We succeed because of our values, the people we work with, blending our business, social and environmental goals. We promote the rights of people we work with and encourage people with disabilities to find a voice to represent their own views. And we recognize the value and opportunities the environment gives to people to flourish and achieve what is important. We receive much of our funding from personal budgets or the local authorities who fund care and support. But we want to find alternative funding to provide the services we think will benefit our community and provide ‘something more’ for people. Fundraising, grants and donations are really important to us.

    REFERRALS

    We are very keen to take referrals from individuals as well as organisations, and make the process of referring as easy as possible. If you would like to refer yourself or somebody else, please phone 01531 671080, or use this form. Put in a few basic facts, and we’ll reply by email with forms, if appropriate. If you’d like us to phone you add your number with a good time to call.

    CONTACT US

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    We have a core partnership with the people we support and their families. For this work to have a lasting and meaningful effect then we seek the support of others in our communities. We think there is a benefit in developing collaborations with local employers, businesses, other training providers and people in the community. We try to get involved with what is going on, help organise new things and make the most of living and working locally.

    • We have developed our relationships in our local communities through fundraising and community event. During the last year Aylton parish and Rebecca Jones have held several events in and around Ledbury to raise money for the charity.
    • We have received donations from local residents in Newent.
    • We take part in one-day agriculture shows.
    • We were pleased to be the chosen charity of Ledbury Mayor Annette Crowe during the early part of 2016. This connection has continued with the new mayor with people being invited to several ‘citizen’ events.
    • We encourage local businesses to volunteer with us.
    • We are supported by local groups and organisations, for example, Ross Rotary have selected Salters Hill as their charity of choice for 2016/17.
    • We have a meeting room with facilities that is available for people to hire and use.
    • We have raised money for other charities
    • We encourage and work with a range of volunteers.

    If there is a project or idea that you would like Salters Hill to be involved with, please contact us: admin@saltershill.org.uk

    NEW PROJECTS

    New Bathrooms and Kitchen at Keeper’s Cottage Complete. A big thank-you to the Wolfson Foundation for the funding they provided to re-furbish four bathrooms at Keeper’s Cottage. At the end of 2016 work on the kitchen downstairs was also completed. Funding for this project was provided by a grant from Screwfix and also money donated by Councillor Annette Crowe which was raised during her time as Ledbury’s Mayor in 2015-16.

    Funds for jobs Salters Hill Charity was successful in bidding for Well-Being Innovation Funds from Herefordshire County Council. The fund was used to develop a new and ambitious project that is one of the key objectives of our charity. We have been…

    • working with local employers to develop work and volunteering placements for adults with learning disability thoughout the county.
    • preparing adults with learning disability for work, and matching them with suitable placements.
    • supporting them in their placements.
    • training a team of volunteers to help us do this.

    Due to the success of this project we are looking for on-going funding to support this work.

    WORKING AT SALTERS HILL

    We always welcome applications from people interested in working with our enthusiastic and committed team, supporting individuals in their own homes and community. The role includes promoting the independence of our individuals with daily living tasks, and accessing social, leisure and employment opportunities.

    We will support you by:

    • Developing your training opportunities and potential
    • Encouraging you to be part of a great organisation and well respected provider.
    • Providing pension and health care benefits.
    • Considering flexible working requests.

    For more information about any of the vacancies we have listed please contact us.

    You can download an application form as a Word template or PDF, this can be returned via email to admin@saltershill.org.uk or posted to: Ruth Coates, Business Support Manager, Salter’s Hill Barn, Keeper’s Cottage, Falcon Lane, Ledbury, HFDS, HR8 2JN.

    Salters Hill is an Equal Opportunities employer.

    STAFF TRAINING AND SUPPORT

    We recognise that it is essential that all staff are given the right training and support to develop the skills and abilities they need. All staff are encouraged and supported to achieve appropriate qualifications. All mandatory training is routinely maintained as well as any other training required to meet the specific needs of the people we support. Managers and Team Leaders provide regular informal and formal support through daily contact and supervision. Within the organisation we support career development. We also welcome the opportunity to offer student placements.

    SUPPORT WORKER VACANCIES AT SALTERS HILL

    Salters Hill is more than just a charity providing support to adults with learning disabilities; it is all about the people; the people we support and the talented Support Workers and Managers that make this happen. We have both part time and full time opportunities for experienced and aspiring Support Workers to join us in our services.

    Being a Support Worker at Salters Hill is an exciting opportunity to have a career you can enjoy whilst making a real positive difference to adults with learning disabilities across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

    As a Support Worker you will be a valued team member creating the right environment for the people we support, helping them to grow independence, confidence and wellbeing. No two days are the same and your work will be varied, including:

    • Planning exciting activities, holidays and social events;
    • Developing the experience of others through your own interests;
    • Working hard to deliver the best possible support in line with our values and ethos.

    What we are looking for: 

    • A good sense of humour and commitment to the people we support;
    • Flexibility, including weekend, evening work and sleep-ins;
    • Driver essential. 

    Salary:

    Starting from £7.54 to £8.04/hour according to qualifications and experience.

    The Reward:

    In addition to knowing that your career is making a real positive difference you will also benefit from a range of benefits including ongoing paid for training to help you develop your potential, pension and health care.

    You can download an application form as a Word template or PDF, this can be returned via email to admin@saltershill.org.uk or posted to: Ruth Coates, Business Support Manager, Salter’s Hill Barn, Keeper’s Cottage, Falcon Lane, Ledbury, HFDS, HR8 2JN.

    Download a Support Worker job description.

    Salters Hill is committed to the safeguarding of the people we serve and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks will apply which the charity pays for.

    Salter’s Hill is an Investor in People and an Equal Opportunities employer.

    We have vacancies open now for…

     

    SUPPORT WORKERS IN GORSLEY.

    (FULL AND PART TIME HOURS AVAILABLE)

    SUPPORT WORKERS IN ROSS-ON-WYE AND NEWENT (HOME CARE AND SUPPORT).

    (VARIOUS AND FLEXIBLE HOURS AVAILABLE)

    SUPPORT WORKERS IN BISHOPS CLEEVE.

    (VARIOUS AND FLEXIBLE HOURS AVAILABLE)

    SUPPORT WORKERS IN LEDBURY.

    (FULL TIME AND PART TIME FLEXIBLE HOURS AVAILABLE)

     

     

    Salary starting from £7.54 to £8.04/hour according to qualifications and experience.

    We are currently accepting applications.

    NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

    WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER VACANCIES AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT

    Salter’s Hill is an Investor in People and an Equal Opportunities employer.

    VOLUNTEER AT SALTERS HILL

    We currently have opportunities for...

    ADMIN VOLUNTEER.

    OPPORTUNITIES IN LEDBURY AND GORSLEY

    Our services in Ledbury (Keepers Cottage) and Gorsley (Pound Farm) are looking for a volunteer who is interested in supporting the service Managers and their staff teams with day to day tasks in the office.

    This might include organising staff folders and filing information. The volunteer may also have the skills to take the minutes at monthly staff meetings and prepare these for the Manager.

    The roles will require volunteers who have a basic understanding of how to use a computer and programs like Microsoft Word. Prior experience of admin work might be an advantage, but training can be provided.

    Volunteers will receive an induction and training including Safeguarding and they will have on-going support from our Volunteer Co-ordinator. Due to the nature of this role, volunteers will be asked to complete a DBS check at no cost to themselves, the outcome of this will be considered on an individual basis.

    For more information about any of our volunteering opportunities please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Laura via our admin office 01531 671080 or email laura.evans@saltershill.org.uk.

    VOLUNTEER DRIVERS.

    We are currently looking for volunteers who can pick up and drop off the people we support at different times throughout the day to enable them to take part in different activities and access paid and voluntary employment. After completing familiarisation training, the volunteer will be given the use of one of our charity's vehicles. They will also receive an induction and training including Safeguarding. The volunteer might be interested in doing the same route each week and spend time getting to know a particular group (some of our drivers have volunteered for over 10 years!), or they might like to volunteer on a more ad hoc basis- this role can be flexible. If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Laura for a friendly chat- laura.evans@saltershill.org.uk or phone 01531 671080.

    DIGITAL SKILLS BUDDY

    We are looking for a friendly and reliable volunteer who can spend an hour each week teaching an adult with a learning disability the skills they need to use an I-pad or electronic tablet to stay in touch with friends and family and for entertainment. This could include learning how to use email and social media safely. You do not need to be a computer expert, but you should be confident in showing somebody else how to use a tablet to stay in touch with friends and family. If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Laura for a friendly chat- laura.evans@saltershill.org.uk or phone 01531 671080. Take a look at the video clip below to hear about the kinds of things you could support somebody to do as a Digital Skills Buddy.

    Please note: once these videos have finished playing they will link to other You-tube videos which are available. Salter's Hill Charity do not accept any responsibility for the content or selection of these videos.

    SALTERS HILL CHARITY LIMITED. Registered in England No: 1770252 A company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity No. 288379

    See our page on the Charity Commission website.

     

     

    Chief Executive: Paul Snell

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