Shortlisted for Living Wage Champion Award
Middleton Hall Retirement Village in their first year as a Living Wage Employer has been shortlisted for a Living Wage Champion Award. These awards celebrate organisations that have made a real difference by supporting the Living Wage Movement.
This includes promoting and celebrating the Living Wage in the region, raising the awareness and increasing the visibility of the Living Wage Brand.
Middleton Hall were the first adult care provider in the North East to support and pay the Living Wage Foundation rate. This is currently set at £8.25, over £1.00 more than the hourly national Living Wage set by the Government. The new rate will be announced in November as part of the National Living Wage Week.
When asked why did Middleton Hall commit to the Living Wage Foundation, Jeremy’s reply was simple. “We have invested millions of pounds in creating the best possible facilities in the retirement village but the reason our clients recommend Middleton Hall all the time is because of our extraordinary team of employees.”
“We’re a people business through and through and our vision to be the best retirement village in the UK will only be achieved by investing in people as well as buildings.”
“The social care and hotel sectors do not always have a good reputation as places to work. Middleton Hall has had an investor in People Gold Award for the last five years as we truly understand the importance of looking after our staff. The Living Wage ensures we are also offering leading pay rates in the region and this helps attract the very best people to work at the retirement village”
“I feel that it’s our responsibility as a leading business in the sector to ensure that we’re valuing staff in all ways and that includes financially.”
Middleton Hall employs approximately 150 staff in a wide range of roles. Approximately 46% were affected by this decision.