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Nov

Radfield Home Care becomes a ‘Living Wage’ Employer

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Pictured: Katy Creswell, Registered Care Manager (left) with Matt Barnes, Director (Right)

Radfield Home Care Wycombe, Beaconsfield & South Bucks is delighted to announce that following its ‘Caring for Carers’ employee welfare pledge, it has now taken this commitment one step further and has achieved a ‘Living Wage Accreditation’ for voluntarily paying a ‘Real Living Wage’.

Recognising the impact its employees’ wellbeing has on the care services provided to its clients, Radfield Home Care has always been proud to support its staff with employee recognition schemes, a supportive work environment, and high wages - collectively referred to as its ‘Caring for Carers Pledge’. However, its branch in High Wycombe have now taken this commitment one step further and have achieved Living Wage Foundation Accreditation.

The Living Wage Foundation recognises employers that voluntarily pay their workforce at least £9.00 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.

 


Katy Cresswell, Registered Care Manager for the branch commented, "We are delighted to have gained this accreditation. We pride ourselves on supporting and valuing our care team and this is just one of the many ways we can demonstrate this. As a 'Living Wage Employer' we now stand out as paying fair rates of pay and giving our care team the recognition they deserve in a challenging role."


 

The accreditation also supports the much larger challenge home care providers such as Radfield Home Care are facing. Earlier this year a national recruitment campaign was launched by The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to address the 110,000 vacancies in adult social care in England. Running across February and March, the campaign is aimed to increase interest in adult social care as a career choice, increase the understanding of the variety of roles available and create further awareness to how valuable a role in care can be; making a hugely positive difference to the lives of older people in local communities.

If you would like more information about a career in care with Radfield, then please don’t hesitate to call the office for a chat about the care role. The office number is 01494 614 516 or alternatively email wycombe@radfieldhomecare.co.uk.

 


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