The Living Wage Foundation and Silver Birch Care, both believe that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. It is about more than just being able to pay the bills and ‘make ends meet’. It is also about having that little extra on top for birthday presents, trips and outings, or one-off expenditures such as a household item, or meeting the cost of an unexpected repair bill. We give all team members an additional day of leave for their birthday as a small way of saying thank you, as well as access to Sage Employee Benefits platform with wellbeing support via an OnDemand GP service and a free 24-hour confidential helpline.
An independent study examining the benefits of implementing a London Living Wage policy, found that more than 80% of employers believed that the London Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, and that absenteeism and subsequent need for agency staff cover fell by more than 25%.
Find out what our colleagues think about working at Silver Birch Care below.