Priory Adult Care support workers have received a pay rise as the organisation increases salaries in line with the Real Living Wage.
The uplift – to a minimum of £9.90 an hour – will be given to all support workers and healthcare assistants working in residential care homes, as well as settings supporting older people, and in supported living services.
A full-time worker paid the new rate will receive over £1,000 in additional wages over a year.
‘Having worked in adult care, I have first-hand knowledge of the importance of our support workers and the challenges they face. I hope this pay rise reinforces how, at Priory, we value care as a career,’ said Priory chief executive Rebekah Cresswell.
‘Care is a vocation with purpose, and one that is fundamental to our society. That’s why at Priory we’re committed to investing in our support workers and supporting them to grow in their roles and careers.’
The latest rise is in addition to the increase received in April that saw the hourly rate go up to £9.50 from £8.91.
Priory Adult Care operates more than 230 care homes, as well as a network of supported living services.