16
Oct

Radfield Celebrates it's Commitment to Real Living Wage

James Beech Read 101 times

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Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough & Rutland is delighted to have become an accredited Real Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough & Rutland receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00.

Unlike many other home care providers, this rate is also paid to carers for their travel time between clients. The real living wage is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25’s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers who wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.


James Beech, Owner/Director of Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough & Rutland explains, “We have taken the decision to become an accredited Living Wage employer and adopted a ‘Caring for Carers’ pledge to demonstrate our commitment to our staff. If we look after our staff well, we believe that they will look after our clients well. This feeds into our ethos of providing Exceptional Care by Exceptional People”.


Tess Lanning, Director of the Living Wage Foundation explains, “We’re delighted that Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough & Rutland has joined the movement of over 4,700 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. These businesses recognise that paying the Real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."


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