Home Instead Senior Care Welcomes the New UK Living Wage Week Rate

Accredited Living Wage Employer Home Instead who support older people living in their own homes in and around the towns of Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk welcomes the increase in UK and London rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week (November 5th-11th 2017).

Home Instead is part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, and is committed to the increase which is independently calculated to meet the cost of living.

The new UK rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation will apply to all staff at Home Instead over 18 and has increased to £8.75 per hour, while for London staff, the rate will increase to £10.20

Sheena Van Parys, co-owner of Home instead Senior care said:

“We are proud to say that we already pay significantly above this new rate and continue our commitment to maintain this standard. It’s a win-win for us and not only helps our employees afford to live with dignity but also helps our business by improving motivation, and retaining and attracting a quality workforce.”

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said:

“Year-on-year, we see organisations and businesses across the UK embracing the real Living Wage as they recognise that a fair day’s pay is not only the right thing do to but can improve the quality of staff’s work, reduce absenteeism and increase motivation and retention.”

“Today’s increase acknowledges that the cost of living continues to rise for workers everywhere and the leadership shown by businesses who welcome this is a cause for celebration during Living Wage Week, sending a positive message to the business community to show what others can achieve.”    

For more information about Living Wage Week go to http://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-week