Radfield Home Care Newcastle upon Tyne is delighted to announce that it has taken on the commitment of being a real Living Wage accredited employer.
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 Newcastle upon Tyne have now taken this commitment one step further and has achieved Living Wage Foundation Accreditation.
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.
Clare Richardson director & owner At Radfield Home Care Newcastle upon Tyne said:
“We recognise the importance of our Care Professionals, which is why we are so proud to be an official accredited Living Wage employer. This ensures all our Care Professionals are fully rewarded for all the amazing work they do!”
The accreditation also supports the much larger challenge home care providers such as Radfield Home Care are facing. In late 2021 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. 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.
For more information on the services, Radfield Home Care provides and career opportunities, visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or call on 0191 359 2104.
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.