Silver Birch Care are very proud to be the first social care organisation recognised and formally accredited by the Mayor of London as a Good Work Standard employer!
Having represented the social care sector on the Mayor’s Good Work Standard steering committee since June 2018, we are pleased to now be one of the first official Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard employers. We believe this to be an important recognition of our commitment to our staff, and reflects the many ways in which we are striving for the best possible working conditions for our employees, in turn leading to the provision of high quality service delivery, and maximising our ability to provide unprecedented continuity of care.
The Mayor’s Good Work Standard is the new benchmark for best employment standards, and is designed to help all employers contribute to a fairer and more inclusive London. This in turn will lead to the economy working better for all Londoners, by providing them with access to more good, well-paid jobs, in workplaces that support their health and wellbeing.
To make this happen, the Mayor has been working with Silver Birch Care, and organisations from other sectors of business and industry, to celebrate our excellent work practices and assist other organisations in adopting best practice approaches by bringing together a range of support and resources. By seeking accreditation with the Mayor’s Good Work Standard, employers will be signalling their commitment to healthy, fairer, and more inclusive workplaces.
We know this has been an important step for us in attracting and retaining our diverse, talented and successful workforce, and hope to assist other social care providers in realising these same benefits. To read more about the Mayor’s Good Work Standard, please visit https://www.london.gov.uk/good-work-standard.