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

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.

Call us now on: 0345 226 8393

Case Study - Choice Care

Read how our team of Employment Law specialists are supporting Choice Care to make quick, commercially-minded and confident people decisions.

"“It is vital for my organisation that any legal advice in relation to employment has to be commercial and we certainly receive this from Ellis Whittam.  We have found their team of advisers to be knowledgeable, experienced and friendly with a good understanding of our sector.”
Head of Human Resources
Hollybank Trust