Brunelcare to become a Real Living Wage Employer
8th Apr 2022 - Written by Katy Westaway
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We are pleased to announce that Brunelcare is set to become a Real Living Wage Employer.
As of 1st April 2022, all colleagues at Brunelcare will be paid at or above the Real Living Wage of £9.90 per hour. The Government’s national living wage currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
Set by the Living Wage Foundation, the Real Living Wage has been independently calculated according to the real cost of living, which is based on a basket of household goods and services. This wage applies to all workers over the age of 18.
We are delighted to be able to offer this wage to all colleagues at Brunelcare. We have seen our staff demonstrate extraordinary dedication, passion and resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges, and believe the vital services social care workers provide deserve to be recognised.
I am really pleased to announce that from April 1st, Brunelcare has achieved accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. This means that no colleague at Brunelcare will be paid less than the Real Living Wage. Our team has been doing such an integral job, particularly during the last two years of the pandemic, and their rates of pay should reflect the vital work that they continue to do.
We believe that it isn’t enough just to say thank you. We will continue to campaign for our social care colleagues to achieve parity of pay and conditions with their colleagues in the NHS.
Find out more about the Real Living Wage here.