We are very proud to announce that Silver Birch Care has become the first 16+ semi-independent provider in the UK, to be formally accredited by the Real Living Wage Foundation. Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman stated “We are delighted to welcome Silver Birch Care to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. Only the very best employers voluntarily sign up to pay the Living Wage, which is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, and rewards a fair day’s work with a fair day’s pay.”
As a Real Living Wage employer, Silver Birch Care have committed to paying all our support work staff a minimum recommended London Living Wage, which is currently set at £10.20 per hour – a rate significantly higher than the National Minimum Wage set by the Government.
At Silver Birch Care, we value the commitment, diligence and professionalism of our staff. It is therefore important to us, and to the young people we support, that our staff feel valued and appropriately rewarded. As we expand our services across London and beyond, our Real Living Wage employer status will help us to continue attracting staff who are fully committed to supporting young people, and to building a fulfilling and rewarding career in our sector.