We are delighted to announce that following the well established ‘Caring for our Carers’ employee welfare pledge, we have now taken this commitment one step further and have achieved a ‘Living Wage Accreditation’ for paying a ‘Real Living Wage’.
At Radfield Home Care Camberley, Farnborough & Fleet, we have always been proud to support staff with employee recognition schemes, a supportive work environment, and high wages – collectively referred to as our ‘Caring for Carers Pledge’. However, we’ve now taken this commitment one step further and have achieved Living Wage Foundation Accreditation.
This is a fantastic way for potential employees to clearly see that we, as an employer, have met the necessary criteria to achieve accreditation. Which will give those who are keen to pursue a career with us, peace of mind that we have their best interests at heart as an employer.
The Living Wage Foundation recognises employers that voluntarily pay their workforce at least £9.90 per hour. This ‘Real Living Wage’ is calculated based on the cost of living, and is the recommended hourly wage required in order for employees and their families to live. As well as the natural impact this has on their employees, it has also been proven to have a positive impact on the growth of businesses due to improved reputation, increased employee retention rates, and an ethically-based USP.
Alex Green, co-founder and director of Radfield Home Care explained:
“We have always paid our staff well, however, we are really pleased to be awarded this accreditation as a Living Wage employer, as it reinforces our commitment to ‘Care for our Carers’ and ensures that our clients know that their carers are being looked after.”
The accreditation also supports the much larger challenge home care providers are facing. In late 2021, a national recruitment campaign was launched by the UK Government to address the 105,000 vacancies in adult social care in England.
The campaign called Made With Care, aims to illustrate how fulfilling it is to work in care, increase the understanding of the variety of roles available and create further awareness of how valuable a role in care can be; making a hugely positive difference to the lives of older people in local communities.
If you’re interested in joining the team and would like some more information on training and the current roles available, please visit our care jobs page.
Get in touch with your local Radfield Home Care office today and find out more about the support we offer and the difference we can make.