Audley Care commits to enhanced contracts for care staff during Living Wage Week

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Audley Chalfont Dene Village. Photographs by Alicia Field - 19.5.16As part of its ongoing commitment to being at the forefront of care provision, Audley Care has offered enhanced contracts to all of its care staff. It has become one of the first UK providers to offer all 231 Personal Care Assistants permanent contracts, which includes a contributory pension and benefits.

 

Paul Morgan, Operations Director of Audley said: “Our people are crucial to the service we offer our customers. Audley is committed to delivering the highest standards of care, and to do that we want to attract the best care staff available in the UK. We are therefore extremely pleased to be able to bring all of our care staff who want to onto permanent contracts. This is still highly unusual in the care sector and we hope that other providers follow suit. We also hope that, the better the conditions for our staff, the lower staff turnover will be, which will clearly benefit the continuity of care for our customers.” 

 

“Care is an important and rewarding career, which is why we invest heavily in training and career advancement through the Audley Care Training Academy which delivers a robust and personalised care training programme for all new employees. These new contracts are a further illustration of our complete commitment to our customers and staff.”

 

Audley Care is an integral part of Audley Retirement and delivers tailored care to customers in its retirement villages and the local community. Audley’s focus is on the highest standards of care delivered with dignity, respect and discretion.

 

Each Audley Care branch is recognised, registered and regularly audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which means the team is rigorously trained and highly qualified and the standard of care is second to none.

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