We are blazing a trail for care workers in Wales by becoming the first care provider to offer the Living Wage to our staff.

Care in Hand, the care and nursing provider, has not only been accredited as the first Living Wage employer in its county, but is also the first in the care sector in Wales!

The Living Wage is an hourly rate that is set independently and reflects the basic cost of living in the UK. It is currently set at £7.65 per hour - £1.34 above the UK government's Minimum Wage.

Now a call has gone out to other care sector firms to follow Care in Hand's example and increase their wages to staff.

Living Wage Foundation director, Rhys Moore hailed the company's accreditation as a Living Wage employers as 'a huge step for the care sector in Wales'. He added: "We hope that the leadership Care in Hand has shown will encourage others in the industry to consider how they support low-paid employees.

"Carers are traditionally some of the lowest-paid employees in the workforce, despite the work undertaken being some of the most vital in our society."

 Delan Umanee, Managing Director of Care in Hand, commented:” During our 10th Anniversary Year we really wanted to do something special to reward the commitment and hard work of our carers. We believe that this accreditation will make a genuine and lasting difference to our carers’ standard of living. Plus our clients can feel reassured that we are looking after the people who they rely upon for support and care.”