Liaise is currently embarking on the process of becoming accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. As part of our commitment to becoming a fully signed up Living Wage employer, we are raising the lowest hourly rate paid to our support workers to £7.85 per hour, in line with the current Living Wage level set by the Foundation. This means that all our co-workers, no matter what qualifications or experience they have, will be paid at least a Living Wage. As part of a sector in which many companies routinely pay only minimum wage to care workers (at the moment only around 20 care home providers out of 5000 nationally are signed up to the Living Wage), we believe that by committing to the Living Wage we are helping to improve working conditions not only for our own co-workers, but for all care workers by leading the way for other employers.
To find out more about the Living Wage Foundation visit their website at http://www.livingwage.org.uk