The National Living Wage
Avante Care & Support dementia and home care provider commits to paying and exceeding the National Living Wage.
Avante Care & Support, a charity care provider, will become one of the first in its industry to pay qualifying care staff nearly five per cent above the National Living Wage (NLW).
Avante Care & Support are committed to paying its carers with medication training £7.50 per hour which is 4.17% above the NLW and for carers without medication training a rate of £7.30 which is 1.39% above NLW level of £7.20
Due to come in to effect on 1st April 2016, the National Living Wage will be introduced for workers aged 25 and over in an attempt to reduce welfare costs and taxes. The requirement for those under 25 is the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Avante Care & Support will be applying the NLW for all colleagues regardless of age.
“This underlines our commitment to pay our front line staff a good living wage in supporting people we care for and support.”Managing Director of Avante Care & Support Mark LLoyd
The organisation recently celebrated providing care and support for over 25 years across Kent, Medway and South East London and employs over 1500 staff at its specialised care homes and home care services.
“We are pleased to be able to offer these increased pay rates to our staff who carry out such valuable work.”Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director of Avante Care & Support, Debbie Pert
Working in an engaging and uplifting environment within the care homes or working out in the community, Avante Care & Support staff deliver personal care and support to its residents and service users to help them live comfortable and fulfilling lives.