Why this Thanksgiving I’m thankful for the incredible staff at ENS

By Allyson Abel, ENS Managing Director

Today is Thanksgiving. For the past two years I have been fortunate to get back to New York, where I grew up, to celebrate with my extended family. We stay with my sister and her family and the night before we spend the evening cooking together. While many of our recipes are similar there is always some negotiation about what goes into the homemade cranberry sauce and whether the sweet potatoes are topped with pecans or mini marshmallows (my kids favourite).

In addition to eating lots of food and watching the Macy’s day parade on TV it’s above all a day to take time to reflect on what we are truly thankful for. As my parents get older I feel very thankful to be able to take time out and travel to be with them. My dad is incredible, at 86 he still loves working as a supply teacher at a secondary school. He enjoys the people he works with and the kids. Working keeps him young.

Like my dad, I am extremely lucky to work with fantastic people and I feel grateful to the team at ENS who with humour and laughter share the challenges of running a business where there are never enough people to meet the demands of providing health and social care. If we could just clone our amazing care and nursing staff! Every day our staff do the incredibly hard job of delivering life changing care to hundreds of people. Today I want to acknowledge and say thank you to each of the compassionate, hardworking people who are the heart and soul of what we do at ENS.

Whether or not you are celebrating Thanksgiving today we’d love to hear what you are thankful for.
For those who are celebrating Thanksgiving have a great day and for those who have to wait until Christmas to eat turkey I hope you also have a fantastic day!

– Ally

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What people are saying about ENS

ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
ENS has been able to support our services to a very high standard throughout our geographical locations. Key Performance Indicators often exceed agreed outcomes.
Our relationship with their senior team and operational supervisors is professional and open. We are assured that our long standing working relationship with ENS will continue.
To this end we would not hesitate to recommend ENS as an agency provider to support their organisation.

Director of Human Resources and Training – large Housing and Support charity based in London

We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers.  With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint.  One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school. 
What impressed me the most was how Julie listened to exactly what I required and so no time was wasted on my part, sifting through candidates who would not have been good enough for my school. I would highly recommend ENS to another school looking to fill their teacher vacancies.

Darren, Drapers Academy in Harold Hill

My daughter Lynda has enjoyed 24 hour care provided by ENS since July 2013. The care staff are all well trained & briefed as to her complex healthcare regime & are also very sociable. This is very important to Lynda who loves to talk &interact with them. They also manage her household budget, encourage her to participate in domestic tasks within her capabilities, & promote a healthy lifestyle. The administration of ENS is excellent & has ensured that Lynda has a regular rota of carers & that when stand ins are necessary that they have had shadow shifts with her.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and support you have offered our Foyer and Parent and Child Scheme in managing the placement of temporary staff.
We appreciate the level of consistency and continuity your staff have bought to the schemes and would not hesitate in recommending the services of ENS Recruitment.

Foyer Manager – Large Housing Association based in Southeast England