Radfield Home Care Camden, Islington & Haringey is delighted to announce that following its well established ‘Caring for our Carers’ employee welfare pledge, it has now taken this commitment one step further and has achieved a ‘Living Wage Accreditation’ for 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, Camden, Islington & Haringey have now taken this commitment one step further and have achieved Living Wage Foundation Accreditation.
Glyn Clark, Director and owner of Radfield Home Care Camden, Islington & Haringey said:
“We’ve recently opened our office in Archway which is the ideal location for serving our clients in North and North West London. Providing care in people’s homes is a big responsibility, so it’s critical to me that we pay our carers the living wage, as this will be reflected in the quality of care we provide to our clients.”
The Living Wage Foundation recognises employers that voluntarily pay their workforce at least £11.05 per hour (London). 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 said:
“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 such as Radfield Home Care are facing. Earlier this year 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 to how valuable a role in care can be; making a hugely positive difference to the lives of older people in local communities.
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