Kingsley Home Care Services was today proud to support the launch of Living Wage Week at a special event in Salford which is campaigning to be the first Living Wage City.
Business development manager John Burke and Tracy Adamson, manager of Kingsley Home Care Services’ first branch in Partington, Manchester, met City Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett along with representatives of other firms paying the Living Wage.
Mr Burke said: “When Kingsley Healthcare Group launched the business in July we were proud to commit to the living wage – all our staff are paid a minimum of £9.50 an hour compared to the living wage rate of £9.30.”
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.
Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 160,000 people and put over £800m extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Kingsley Home Care Services has joined the movement of over 5,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as IKEA, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Kingsley Home Care Services, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”