Runwood Homes Senior Living has announced a 10% pay increase for care and housekeeping staff.
Announcing the rise, which is the company’s second in a year, the care home provider said its Board of Directors felt the proposed 3% increase for NHS staff was “not in keeping with the very difficult time that staff have and continue to experience throughout this pandemic”.
Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer, said: “This pay increase is to recognise our most valuable and hard-working staff at a time of great pressure for the sector.
“Just last month we were upgraded to an overall Silver Award in Investors in People (IIP) with Gold (pictured) awarded for organisational leadership and learning and development. This gives me a great sense of pride throughout a pandemic and is solely down to the hard work of our staff teams.
Gordon Sanders, Chief Executive at Runwood, added: “We have given two gift vouchers to say thank you to our staff both early on in the pandemic and again last month, this is separate to the pay increase across all of our homes for our healthcare staff and our housekeeping teams.
“It is through the hard work of our key staff that we have continued to see care delivery of a high standard through the most difficult period faced by social care in a generation. We are immensely proud and incredibly thankful to all of our staff.”
Commenting on Runwood’s Silver Award IIP status, Paul Devoy, CEO of IIP, said: “We’d like to congratulate Runwood Homes. Silver accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Runwood Homes in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”