A charity care and housing provider in Bristol is leading the way in deciding to pay its staff at least 25p per hour more than the National Living Wage this year. Due to come in to effect on 1 April 2017, the national living wage is being increased for workers aged 25 and over.
Brunelcare will pay a minimum of £7.75 per hour for all colleagues aged 19 years and over. This is 25 pence more than the mandatory £7.50 national living wage.
For over 75 years Brunelcare have been at the forefront of developing ways for people to stay as independent as possible, creating great communities to live, work and enjoy being in.
Brunelcare’s CEO, Kevin Fairman, says:
“The high quality care and services we provide relies entirely on the hard work and dedication of our staff.
“We believe that this decision to pay more than the National Living Wage helps show our appreciation of our staff and will hopefully encourage more people to join us.
Robert Eales, Brunelcare’s HR Director, says:
“Paying above the National Living Wage, regardless of age, is a crucial part of our broader approach to attracting and retaining the high quality, talented people we want to work for us.