Vive Care

Paul Howell - Service Manager Peddles Care

We have used Vive social care to recruit Care Officers and also an Assistant Manager to our Pebbles Home in Leeds. We have also used Vive for temporary staff.  We have found that Vive are always able to find the right person for the job and the candidates that Vive have selected for interview have been of a very high standard.

Throughout the recruitment process, Lucy has been in touch with us at each stage and has been a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Vive to other social care organisations looking to recruit permanent staff or use temporary agency workers.

Carmel O'Gorman

I was fortunate to come in contact with Vive Care Agency when I saw an advert on their website for a post that interested me. From the moment I made contact with the company the support, guidance and help was just outstanding.

Lucy was the lovely lady who dealt with my application. I was so impressed with how quickly she got back to me and how I was always kept informed about the progress with my application. Within a matter of days Lucy had organised an interview for me.

Before the interview Vive were fantastic in helping me prepare for the questions that I would be facing and also to brief me on what the interviewers would be looking for in each candidate. This enabled me to be more confident and self assured going into the interview. It also helped to get rid of any pre nerves I may have had.

Lucy was fantastic for keeping in touch before and after the interview. She had a real genuine and caring trait and she fully supported me throughout. I found the staff at Vive very professional, dedicated and overall so approachable and friendly. I would highly recommend anyone in dealing with this outstanding and professional agency.

Many thanks again to all at Vive, especially Lucy who played a huge role in helping me succeed in getting the post I wanted.

Elaine – Client (Kirklees)

Vive Social Care took over the care package of my husband over 6 months ago and have been brilliant every step of the way. The staff treat my husband with dignity and respect and the carers they send are trained to a very high standard.

The office manager spoke with us about the types of things my husband liked to do before his accident and thanks to them; he now does things we never thought possible. I can honestly say that Vive are one of the best agencies we have come across and feel very lucky to have them.

Trevor M

Living more than 150 miles from my frail and housebound mother was a constant worry until Vive care came to the help with a care package providing visits three times a day to dress, wash and assist her to get up in the morning and go to bed at night. At a time of regular media reports of poor care of the vulnerable, it was a huge comfort to me to know that she was looked after by friendly, efficient staff, who always seemed prepared to make the extra effort to make her life as comfortable as possible. Sometimes, unasked, they would bring flowers from the garden and they would pop down to the local shops to get her favourite cakes. From conversations with my mother, it was obvious that Vive's staff took the time to get to know her and take an interest in her life. Despite her situation it was a comfort to know she was getting the best care possible.

Charity Howell – Candidate

I contacted Lucy at Vive having decided that I wanted to make a complete career change and pursue a role in social care with children. I was incredibly nervous making the call as whilst I had personal experience of being a carer for a family member I had no professional social care experience or qualifications.

However, Lucy's friendly and enthusiastic manner was a breath of fresh air, immediately putting me at my ease and making me feel that making the telephone call was worthwhile both to myself and Vive. Through Vive I have now accepted a position working in the role I dreamed of and am incredibly grateful to Lucy for putting me forward to her client, preparing me so well for the interview (and the lovely good luck text I received just beforehand).

Demelza  – Support Worker

As soon as I met the staff at Vive Social Care I knew I was going to get well looked after and I was completely right. From the start of working with Vive I have been shocked at the difference between them and other agencies I have worked for. Vive treat everyone with respect and really appreciate the hard work you do for them awarding us with little treats when we help out! I have been supported through each assignment and trained to a very high standard.

The office staff work hard for you so in return we all work hard for them. Through Vive I have now found my perfect role but I will most definitely be staying with Vive and helping them out on my days off.

Thanks guys for all of your help, keep up the good work.

Letter received

Dear Vive

Just putting in writing our thanks to you and your staff for caring for my father so well in the last 12 months. We were impressed that you were all working hard to ensure that he had a happy, healthy and safe time in his own home.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company to others.

Thanks to you and all your great staff for giving us peace of mind whilst Dad was in your care and we wish all of you the very best for the future.

Liz – Client (Leeds)

We have used Vive Social Care for over 6 months now and in that time I can honestly say we have not been let down by them once. Vive deal with our requests for staff promptly and effectively and have maintained continuity throughout.

I am very happy that Vive came our way having had many problems with agencies in the past. I can now relax and know I am getting a good service with no problems.

I would highly recommend Vive Social Care to anyone wanting to find a reliable, friendly and very high quality agency

Mrs D - Client

When I found out that my mum was losing her long term council carers I was very concerned that she would not respond well to the change and that the new carers wouldn't be as good. However form the very first moment of meeting the girls at Vive I knew that my mum was in safe hands. Two girls from Vive came to see me and mum, one of which was going to be mum's main new carer. They were brilliant at reasurring us that mum would be looked after and I can tell you that once the care started I have never felt so relaxed. The girls from Vive managed to get mum back doing things for herself again and mum even came out of herself more, telling us jokes and generally just feeling more happy. Unfortunately mum passed away recently but I can't thank Vive enough for the work they did while they were with her. I truly believe that they allowed mum to enjoy the end of her life to her full potential. They are all angels and I would reccomend this company to anyone looking at homecare for their loved ones. Mrs D

Mrs C (clients wife)

"to all the lovely carers who looked after my husband so well, thank you all so much for the kindness you showed to us both. I do miss you all very much"

Julie – Client (Leeds)

We have recently recruited via Vive UK Social Care for a permanent support worker. I found the service to be of very high quality. Vive recruited to our exact job specification, completed the references for us and carried out the enhanced police check so that we could take the person on immediately on a temp to perm arrangement.

The person Vive found us is exactly what we were looking for and we will definitely be using them again for all future vacancies.

Thanks for all your help and hard work!