Encore Care Homes recognises staff with 5.7% pay rise

All Encore Care Home staff to receive a pay rise as thanks for dedication during pandemic

All Encore Care Homes staff are to receive a 5.7% pay rise this month in recognition of their dedication during the pandemic.

The rise applies to all workers at the provider’s Great Oaks in Bournemouth, Oakdale in Poole, Fairmile Grange in Christchurch and Hamble Heights in Fareham care homes.

Encore frontline workers will see increases from £8.91 per hour to £9.50 for housekeepers, Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) will go up from £10.55 per hour to £11.15, and pay for Registered Nurses will go up from £20.49 per hour to £21.66.

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Encore is also offering a £1,000 welcome bonus, as well as a £30 shift bonus for HCAs it is currently recruiting.

No experience in care is necessary with full training provided, including ‘Buddy’ support and ongoing training, as well as the opportunity to receive funded training to progress on to become a Registered Nursing Associate. The role is suitable for people with a positive, friendly attitude, a caring and empathetic approach to work, and good communication skills.

Sarah Edgar joined the Fairmile Grange team in Christchurch as a HCA, where she progressed to the role of Registered Nursing Associate with the support and funded learning opportunities paid by Encore.

“It feels fantastic to have achieved the qualification alongside working full time,” Sarah said. “I could not have done it without the financial support and encouragement from Encore.

“The thing I love most about my job is just seeing our residents smile, while making sure that they are cared for and that their needs are being met. It’s nice to know that we can make a difference.”

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