We celebrate Living Wage Commitment

Published: 22/05/2019

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Bluebird Care (South Lanarkshire), has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Bluebird Care (South Lanarkshire), regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.65 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.31.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Bluebird Care (South Lanarkshire) owner Brian McAuley said:

"I want to have a business whose ethos is providing the very best support and reward for my team. So I made a formal commitment to paying a Living Wage to give our team a fair rate of pay for what is an extremely challenging and rewarding job. The Living Wage Foundation gives me the opportunity as a business to pay our staff a fair wage for all the excellent work that they do.”

Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support.

Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said:

"We are delighted to welcome Brian and his team at Bluebird Care (South Lanarkshire) to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay."