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Anchor introduces Real Living Wage following strong half-year results

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Anchor has begun paying all care and housing colleagues the Real Living Wage this month after posting half-year results.

The announcement came shortly after Real Living Wage awards to staff were unveiled by HC-One and The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).

Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive of Anchor, (pictured) said: “We’re committed to providing competitive rates of pay, an excellent range of benefits and outstanding opportunities to develop your career in a hugely fulfilling sector.

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“We recognise that our achievements would not be possible without the efforts of our skilled and dedicated colleagues, and I would like to thank them for their continued work. Availability of a suitably qualified and experienced workforce is crucial to achieving quality services for residents, high levels of regulatory compliance and occupancy and therefore a sustainable and successful business.”

Anchor also announced positive half-year results for the six months ended 30 September 2021.

Care homes occupancy reached its March 2022 year-end recovery target, rising to 84.1%, by 30 September 2021.

Anchor added it had delivered new properties on time on the back of good consumer demand and was in in line with its Business Plan target to build 5,700 affordable and energy efficient homes over 10 years.

The care provider said it had retained its A+ stable rating from S&P and G1/V1 rating from the Regulator of Social Housing.

Anchor said it will also be working towards gaining Living Wage Employer Accreditation.

The full trading statement is available at www.anchor.org.uk/investors

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