Award winning care provider, Greensleeves Care, has announced it is to pay all colleagues the Real Living Wage or higher from April.
From 1 April 2022, Carers of all ages will be paid a minimum of £10 per hour (£11.30 in London) on joining Greensleeves Care, increasing as they progress, according to the seniority and responsibilities of the role.
This latest increase to a £10 per hour starting rate for Carers widens the differential between Greensleeves Care’s pay and the minimum National Living Wage, which, from April 2022, is set to rise to £9.50 per hour for those aged over 23. It is also higher than the Real Living Wage, which will increase to £9.90 for workers outside London.
Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, said:
“We are fortunate to retain a high performing and dedicated workforce.
We are committed to providing competitive rates of pay, an excellent range of benefits and opportunities to enhance skills and ultimately forge an exciting career in our hugely rewarding sector.
“Suitably qualified and experienced colleagues are fundamental to our long-term success.”
Toma Omoma, Director of HR and Company Secretariat, said:
“While we are always looking to do more for our people, we are proud to be paying all colleagues the UK Real Living Wage, to be a Gold accredited Investor in People and to have recently featured in the Workplace of the Year Awards.
“As we look to a brighter future, these significant pay rises recognise our colleagues’ excellent work. We will continue to review the progress of our recognition and reward strategy to ensure Greensleeves Care remains an Employer of Choice.”
The Trust confirmed it is seeking official Living Wage Employer accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.