Meet our current trainee volunteers attending a course in Dalkeith.
You could join us for our next training course in Nov 2018.
We have now become accredited with the Living Wage! This means that each year an employee’s wage is calculated based on the cost of living in the UK for anyone over the age of 18. This has benefits for both employer and employee.
Research undertaken by the Living Wage Commission has shown that for an employer accredited to the Living Wage there is a 25% fall in absenteeism as well as 80% of employers believing that implementing the Living Wage has enhanced the quality of the work of their staff. This has also been confirmed by the employees, 75% of whom reporting that there is an increase in the work quality since receiving the Living Wage.
The Living Wage has also been found to have an impact on the wider community as it enables workers more time to spend with family and friends and contribute positively to their communities.
Some information from the Living Wage website:
There are currently 4,400 businesses who voluntarily pay their staff the real living wage – now we can say we are one proud to be of them!