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Pay rate rises to £12 per hour

Strode Park Foundation is now paying a minimum of £12 per hour to all its Care and Support Workers.

The charity, which has been caring since 1946, is offering this new rate of pay to attract more people to care for people with disabilities.

The new £12 an hour starting rate is 22% higher than it was a year ago, which represents our commitment to those who work in, or who would like to start their careers in the health and social care sector.

The new rates are higher than the Real Living Wage that is set by the Living Wage Foundation.

Paul Montgomery, Chief Executive of Strode Park Foundation, said: “We are committed to giving our employees what they deserve, and this pay increase shows what an incredible job they do in caring for children, young people and adults with disabilities. We are incredibly proud of every single member of our team and are really delighted to be able to pay people what we feel they deserve for a job which can be both challenging and rewarding.”

Strode Park Foundation has also seen an upturn by around 70% in the amount of applications it received in April. Having received 527 in April, compared to 308 in March.

HR Director, Helen Taylor, added: “We have implemented efficiencies in our recruitment process in order to ensure that the time frame between applying and starting with us is greatly reduced. We are delighted to offer all new staff flexible working opportunities from day one, and a comprehensive induction and bespoke training programme.”

If you’re interested in a role at Strode Park, please head to our jobs section.

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