A company which provides home care to Brent's elderly has become the latest living wage employer in the borough.
Home Instead Senior Care, Wembley, has today become the twenty-third business to receive their London Living Wage accreditation after committing themselves to paying all of their employees a minimum of £9.40 per hour - the amount a person needs to earn to afford a basic standard of living in London.
On receiving their accreditation, Leena Lakhani, Director of Home Instead Senior Care Wembley, said:
"We are proud to be a London Living Wage accredited employer. We want to be an employer of choice, and look after our employees who do essential work as Care Givers.
"By ensuring they are paid enough to support themselves and their families, we are valuing the wonderful work they do."
Cllr Roxanne Mashari, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills said:
"Many hard-working people on low wages struggle to make ends meet and it is up to all employers in Brent to do everything we can to ensure that a fair day's work leads to a fair day's pay.
"We know that paying the living wage is not only the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense too as it incentivises staff and helps to recruit and retain the best people, so I am delighted that Home Instead Senior Care have today joined our Living Wage community. They set an example by being the first of the care industry in Brent to receive their accreditation, and we hope to see more following in their footsteps."
Brent Council offers an incentive package to businesses who receive their Living Wage accreditation, which includes a discount on their business rates of up to £5,000.