The spirit of The Fed was captured on film by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority when representatives of Andy Burnham’s office – Ravi Badat and James Monaghan – visited Heathlands Village with Sophie Little of the Real Living Wage Foundation.
They interviewed several of our care home employees on camera for a video which will petition more local employers to step up, alongside The Fed and other organisations, and become a Real Living Wage Employer.
Staff from our hospitality and residents’ activities teams at Heathlands Village praised our decision to pay the RLW since the beginning of April. They said it made them feel appreciated and created “a lovely place to work”.
Dennis who recently switched from working in dementia care to the hospitality team, has been with The Fed for three years “I wish I’d come here 30 years ago,” he said.
CEO, Mark Cunningham, said becoming a RLW employer was very much about The Fed’s values, what it stood for and the need to recognise those who work in social care: “The basis for that is a fair wage which reflects the hard work and dedication that they put into their jobs.”
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