Swindon Carers Centre has today (2 October 2019) been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at SCC receive a minimum hourly wage of at least £9.00. This is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers wishing to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.
Kathryn Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted Swindon Carers Centre 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 who believes that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”