Local charity joins Brent's Living Wage employers

20 September 2016

Ashford Place are a Living Wage employerA Cricklewood-based charity which supports vulnerable people in Brent is the latest to receive their London Living Wage accreditation in the borough

 

Ashford Place, which provides solutions for the most disadvantaged and isolated in the Brent community, has committed to paying all its staff a minimum of £9.40 per hour. This rate is the minimum amount a person needs to receive to afford a basic standard of living in London.

 

CEO of Ashford Place, Danny Maher, said:

 

"Our services at Ashford Place support those who are the most disadvantaged in our community, so it's vital that we make sure our staff are able to earn a living wage.

 

"We are committed to providing our employees with a good standard of living, and every opportunity to feel stable and secure. That way, we help ensure they are at their best when working."

 

Cllr Roxanne Mashari, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills said:

 

"We are seeing more and more Brent employers receiving their London Living Wage accreditation, helping to make Brent a great place to work, and boost our local economy.

 

"I'd like to thank organisations such as Ashford Place, who not are only doing fantastic work in our community, but by also committing to pay the Living Wage, they not only have a more productive workforce but also help ensure that a fair day's work equals a fair pay."

 

The first 100 businesses to receive their London Living Wage accreditation will receive an incentive package from Brent Council, including a substantial discount on business rates.