Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough and Rutland has announced it will pay its employees a minimum of £9.00 an hour as it becomes a Real Living Wage employer.
Radfield’s commitment to the Real Living Wage will see its employees earning more than the current government minimum wage of £8.21 per hour for over 25s.
This new wage will include travel time between clients and will be calculated based upon the costs of living.
The Real Living Wage is a voluntary benchmark that employers can choose to meet to ensure that their employees are given a fair wage, higher than the current government minimum.
Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough and Rutland owner, James Beech, said: “We have taken the decision to become an accredited Living Wage employer and adopted a ‘Caring for Carers’ pledge to demonstrate our commitment to our staff.
“If we look after our staff well, we believe that they will look after our clients well. This feeds into our ethos of providing Exceptional Care by Exceptional People”.