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Scotia Care Celebrates Living Wage Accreditation

Posted: 2020-05-19 11:55:15

Scotia Care Celebrates Living Wage Accreditation

Scotia Care is a Care at Home provider, operating in the Angus region. We support people to live as well as possible in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. Our skilled Carers support people with a wide range of health conditions, such as frailty, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and sensory impairment. We also provide palliative care and respite support for family carers.

It is incredibly important for us as a business, for our staff and for our sector to pay the real Living Wage. The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely challenging for all businesses across the UK and the globe, and as part of the Heath and Social Care sector, we have had to adapt and change very quickly to keep our staff and service users as safe as possible. COVID-19 has also brought to the forefront just how important all of our key workers are. At Scotia Care, we have been blown away by the resilience of our staff to continue to provide quality, compassionate care and go above and beyond for the people we support who are amongst the most vulnerable in our community. We felt it incredibly important that our staff know we are committed to paying the real Living Wage not just for now but for the future. 

Scotia Care’s Living Wage commitment will see everyone aged 18 and over, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 and has been welcomed by employees, including Senior Carer, Diane Kidd:

“It’s important for carers to make the Living Wage, as we are responsible for keeping our service users as independent as possible, so they can still live at home. This puts less strain on the NHS, care homes and families. Up until COVID-19, I think we have been very undervalued. We work with some of the most vulnerable people in the community and are often the lowest paid.”

Living Wage Scotland Manager, Jack Evans, also congratulates Scotia Care for achieveing their accreditation as a Living Wage employer: 

"Congratulations to Scotia Care on becoming a Living Wage accredited employer. Their accreditation is a signal of their commitment to their dedicated team.

As a society need to change the way value our health and social care workers, paying them the real Living Wage is a significant part of that.  I hope more employers follow Scotia Care’s example and are encouraged to become Living Wage employers.”

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