Care

Dedicated Legal Advisers

Your named adviser will get to know your business and can offer expert advice on a full range of employee relation issues – from the most simple to the most complex. They can also draft and review contracts, handbooks and policies.

Qualified Health & Safety Consultants

All our consultants have Grad IOSH membership or higher. They can conduct on-site general risk assessments, be your dedicated point of contact for all health and safety issues and act as your legally-required competent person.

Online HR and Health & Safety Portals

With access to EW’s HR Software, Health & Safety Software and Knowledge Hub, you can access expert-created documents, dynamically manage and monitor tasks, and demonstrate compliance all in one place. Simple!

When you’re focused on your vision as a charity, managing compliance, keeping up with regular changes in the law and dealing with time-consuming worker and volunteer issues can be an unwelcomed distraction.

However, falling short in any of these areas can leave organisations open to scrutiny and the damage can be irreparable. That’s why hundreds of third sector organisations across the UK trust Ellis Whittam to keep them compliant and operating safely – while they concentrate on what’s important.

Employment Law & HR Support

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.

Health & Safety Support

​Our experienced consultants understand the challenges of operating within a highly-regulated sector and will work with you to ensure you are CQC and Care Inspectorate 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 your legally-required competent person, 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.

"Ellis Whittam makes a significant contribution to ensuring that we achieve our corporate responsibilities."
Group HR Director - Cranswick

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