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Lovett Care pays Real Living Wage as a minimum to care home staff

Charlotte House
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Lovett Care is proud to announce that we now pay each member of our dedicated team the Real Living Wage as a minimum.

Unlike the Minimum Living Wage and the National Living Wage, the Real Living Wage is paid voluntarily by employers who recognise the real costs of everyday needs.

This voluntary decision means that our team members at Charlotte House Care Home now earn a minimum of £9.50 per hour.

Craig Cook, Chief Executive Officer at Lovett Care, the group that owns Charlotte House Care Home, explains the decision:
“Every member of the Lovett Care team is valued, and it is important to us that each person can afford to live comfortably. It takes compassion and dedication to work in the care industry and we want to recognise our team for the incredible work they do.”

We have operated care homes for over a decade and have a strong reputation in the care industry. We also pride ourselves on creating a home-from-home environment where our residents can live life to the fullest, whatever their age or health condition.

With a portfolio of eight care homes across the UK, including the recent acquisition of four care homes in Wales, we now employ 550 team members companywide.

The Real Living Wage rate is independently calculated based on what people need to get by. The initiative encourages employers that can afford to do so to ensure that their employees are looked after.

Craig concludes:
“Lovett Care understands that the government minimum is not a realistic wage, especially in the light of a pandemic. Our team should be allowed to concentrate on providing excellent care, not worrying about making ends meet. It was time to take action and we are proud to have done so.”