We are a Real Living Wage Employer!

Home Instead continues to be a leader in ethical home care recruitment – becoming an accredited Real Living Wage partner.

The Real Living Wage is based on the cost of living across the UK.  Whilst it is compulsory for all employers to pay the basic minimum wage as set out by the government, the Real Living Wage is paid on a voluntary basis.

The current national minimum wage is currently set at £8.36 with the national living wage (for over 23s) set at £8.91.  The Real Living Wage encourages employers to pay at least £9.50 per hour to employees in line with the real cost of living. 

Home Instead Wrexham & Flintshire are pleased to be able to offer above the Real Living Wage for all employees, as well as being in the unique position of paying CAREGivers for travel time between visits. 

Matthew Murray-James, owner of Home Instead Wrexham & Flintshire said:

“The care sector has long been berated for paying less than the minimum wage, however we want to change that opinion and show that care is a credible industry and can offer real career opportunities for people. 

Ethical recruitment is at the heart of our care culture.  We want to employ – and retain - the best people for the job and they deserve to be paid the Real Living Wage.   Implementing the Real Living Wage is absolutely worth it for us to ensure that we do the right thing by our employees who have been instrumental in helping us through some of the most challenging times we have faced."

To find out more about working for Home Instead, please visit our current vacancies page.

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