Worknest’s fixed-fee support helps to ensure that viability, profitability and standards of care are not compromised by ever-increasing compliance parameters.

For care sector employers, dealing with time-consuming employee issues, managing your health and safety obligations, and keeping up with regular changes in the law can take valuable time away from providing the best possible care.

That’s why hundred of care sector providers across the UK trust Ellis Whittam to expertly manage their compliance. Our combination of unlimited support and fixed fees helps owners, provider and managers to skilfully navigate employment challenges and protect both workers and those receiving care so that you can operate safely and efficiently. 

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How we help

Specialist advice and support for the care sector

At WorkNest we recognised that every organisation is different. But with specialist sector teams, you can benefit from the shared insight and expertise of our advisors, who support hundreds of other care providers that will be facing similar challenges to you. 

Care clients at WorkNest benefit from:

  • Expert advice from an experienced team of care sector specialists  
  • Fixed fee certainty to give you peace of mind 
  • Independent Legal Expenses Insurance 

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Experts in Employment Law & HR

With staffing shortages and time-consuming administrative tasks amongst the biggest challenges facing the care sector, our qualified advisors have the knowledge and expertise to help you maintain your workforce and keep productivity high.

We will provide pragmatic, solutions-focused advice and hands-on support with any employment challenge you may face, including:

  • Recruitment and retention;
  • Performance;
  • Grievance;
  • Misconduct and disciplinary;
  • Sickness absence;
  • Working hours;
  • Pay and National Minimum Wage;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • TUPE;
  • Contractual issues; and
  • Employment Tribunals.

To relieve some of the day-to-day pressures placed upon you and your team and allow you to focus on providing an outstanding level of care, our expert service is backed up by market-leading HR Software, a cloud-based system that will streamline your HR function. Here, you store and organise important documents, manage and report on holidays, absence and training, and keep a record of training and development – improving efficiency and saving valuable time.

Experts in Health & Safety

Our experienced consultants understand the challenges of operating within a highly-regulated sector and will work with you to ensure you are Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Care Inspectorate (Wales and Scotland) compliant.

Our approach is focused on finding sensible and proportionate measures to reduce real risks, including those associated with:

  • Lone working;
  • Work-related violence;
  • Storing and handling hazardous substances;
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Falls from height;
  • Moving and handling patients;
  • Equipment safety;
  • Fire;
  • Stress; and
  • General welfare.

Acting as one of your legally-required competent persons, your dedicated consultant will install a practical safety management system tailored to your environment. We will identify your priorities, work with you to address them, and provide as much help as you require with day-to-day health and safety tasks.

Our aim is to support you in creating an environment where the freedom and dignity of residents is respected, and health and safety is sensibly and effectively managed.

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Experts in the Care Sector

Experts in Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety

What makes us unique is that we combine the service quality of a law firm with the certainty of fixed-fee services to provide expert, solutions-focused Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support tailored to your organisation.

Our people are the basis of our service. They are the reason why we have a 95% client satisfaction rate and an annual client retention rate of 97%.

Our sector experts help business leaders like you to:

  • Proactively solve problems;
  • Ensure regulatory compliance; and
  • Achieve commercial objectives.

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