Latest News

We're a Living Wage Employer!

We're a Living Wage Employer!

Posted: 12th May 2021

 

We are hugely chuffed to have become a "real" Living Wage Employer, fully accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently £9.50 in the UK, with a higher rate of £10.85 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital. 

Over 7000 organisations, including Doris Jones, voluntarily choose to pay (at least) the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map

We are really proud of this commitment and are delighted to share the good news with everyone we work with or for. We'd also like to encourage as many more companies as possible to make the same commitment, particularly those in the social care sector.