Radfield Home Care Harrogate increasing home care wages to new Real Living Wage

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Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire has increased its hourly rate to £9.30 for its home care jobs, in line with the latest Real Living Wage recommendation.

As part of the organisation’s unique home care employee satisfaction programme, the Caring for our Carers™ pledge, Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire is increasing its hourly rate for its home care jobs to £9.30 for all time spent providing care as well as time driving between clients. This is inline with the latest lift in pay rates by the Living Wage Foundation, calculated each year independent of the government's guidelines on the true cost of living and income requirements for employees and their families to live well.

Understanding and rewarding the valuable work care assistants undertake every day in the UK, Radfield Home Care operates its Caring for our Carers™ pledge across the country to support its home care professionals. As well as providing excellent rates of pay such as the Real Living Wage, Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire also offers career progression opportunities, employee recognition schemes and a supportive work environment to its care team.

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Director of Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire, Matthew Nutting said: “Our care workers are some of the most valuable people in our local community, caring for the vulnerable and older people. All too often they are underappreciated, which generates a poor working environment and low rates of pay. We are proud to turn that on its head; we offer our carers the Real Living Wage for all their time spent working - which means we pay them the same hourly rate for the time they spend caring for clients as well as the time they spend driving. Our Caring for our Carers™ pledge also means they receive a support working environment, regular training and career progression opportunities.”

The current minimum government guidelines for hourly rates are dependent on age, whereas the Real Living Wage will be paid to all of Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire care assistants regardless of their age. This will mean those aged between 18 and 20 will receive £1.85 per hour more than they would with minimum wage employers, whilst those between 21 and 24 will be £1.10 better off for every hour worked, and anyone aged 25 or above will receive an additional £0.48 per hour.

As an accredited Living Wage Employer, Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire is also helping support the national shortage of social care workers by encouraging more individuals to consider working with people in home care jobs as a rewarding career in care.

If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care jobs and how you can join the team, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or contact the branch directly on harrogate@radfieldhomecare.co.uk or 01423 608 760.

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