We are proud to be part of the Living Wage movement as an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff earns over, not just the minimum wage, but the real Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. We believe that work in care is a particularly taxing job and that our care teams deserve to be paid accordingly.
At the heart of the Living Wage movement is the simple idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. In 2016 the government
introduced a rise in the minimum wage for over 25s and called this new statutory minimum: The National Living Wage.
But there is still a gap between the amount all employers have to pay by law and the real Living Wage that meets the cost of living. That’s why thousands of UK employers have voluntarily committed to going further – because it’s fair. The real Living Wage recognises that under 25s have the same living costs as everyone else. There is a London rate reflecting the higher living costs in the capital.
The London and UK rates are independently calculated every year and announced during Living Wage Week in November
You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk
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