Posted: 2019-11-11 08:58:52

This year the Living Wage Foundation, business leaders and leading politicians are celebrating organisations that are tackling in-work poverty by paying a real Living Wage. The rate was announced today by Minister for Fair Work Jamie Hepburn at accredited Living Wage employer; Delight Supported Living in Kirkintilloch, a domiciliary care provide.

Minister for Fair Work Jamie Hepburn said:

“This rise in the real Living Wage rate will make a big difference to the lives of thousands of people.  

“I am delighted to say that over the last year even more businesses and organisations have recognised the benefits of ensuring people’s basic pay meets the cost of living. Today there are more than 1,600 Living Wage accredited employers in Scotland, 300 more than last year.

“The Scottish Government will continue working with the Poverty Alliance to build a Living Wage Nation and encourage even more employers to adopt the real Living Wage.”

Louise Kershaw,  Delight Supported Living said:

"Earning a real living wage has made a huge impact on my life. I no longer scrape by deciding which bill can I put off, so I have travel or food money in my purse. I am extremely grateful to Delight Supported Living for giving me a job which I truly enjoy, and I am financially stable."

Speaking about what it means to receive the real Living Wage, Jamie Napier, Facilities Operative at City Building, Glasgow:  

“Coming from being on jobseekers, and then actually getting a decent wage, it opens up more doors for you, gives you more opportunities. I’ve now got two kids, which I wouldn’t have been able to have the option to try and do, with lack of security and money.   

Now, I’m able to have my own home. My kids have plenty of stuff and they enjoy themselves. It’s an opportunity that I don’t think I would have had if I didn’t work for City Building, earning the real Living Wage. I didn’t start my family until I was earning the real Living Wage so that’s where it was a plus for me. I would’ve struggled, I don’t think I would’ve even made it as an option, not having the money there.   

Having the option to have kids, give them a bit of money and stability – that’s what I’ve gained: a bit of stability, I’ve got security behind me now, and I’ve got money”.

Of the announcement, Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said:   

“Today’s announcement of the new, increased, real Living Wage rates of £9.30 brings a welcome pay rise to thousands of workers across Scotland. The real Living Wage is a vital component in the fight against in-work poverty.  Workers need a wage that reflects the cost of living, but too many workers across Scotland are locked into poverty. That’s why it’s more important than ever for leading employers to join the growing movement of businesses and organisations that are going further than the UK Government minimum and making sure their employees earn enough to cover the cost of living."

https://scottishlivingwage.org/article/real_living_wage_new_rate_of_930_is_announced

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Delight Supported Living are proud to share with everyone an advert in relation to our recent inspection by the Care Inspectorate at our Irvine branch. Congratulations and well done to all of the team.

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CPP 241Delight Supported Living Ltd has been awarded a place on the new National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS.

Being awarded a place on Lot 1of the National Clinical Staffing Framework, developed for the NHS by the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership[1], means that Delight Supported Living Ltd can supply temporary staff to clinical positions in the NHS.

Delight Supported Living Ltd successfully underwent an independent audit of our services and met the criteria for providing qualified clinical staff who can give high quality patient care at rates within the pay caps set by the government. These pay caps have been introduced to help the NHS control spiralling agency staffing costs.

Tony Pasipamire (Director) said “We are delighted to have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework. We understand the challenges being faced by the NHS and are keen to help the NHS to provide quality patient care.”

 

[1] The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership is a collaboration of four NHS procurement hubs - NHS Commercial Solutions, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and NHS London Procurement Partnership

Delight Supported Living are honoured and excited to announce that we have been invited to be a representative of The Parliamentary Review 2018/19.

The Parliamentary Review gives organisations and individuals a platform to share knowledge, insight and best practice with peers, with a view to raising industry standards. Lesley Stewart (Head of Care Services) will represent Delight Supported Living at The Parliamentary Review.

Delight Supported Living are passionate about working in the Health & Social Care sector. Daily, it gives us the opportunity to positively transport lives, assist independence and support to fulfil people’s aspirations. We take pride in building meaningful relationships, and we are extremely passionate about making a significant difference, in everything we do.

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