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Vida Healthcare boosts frontline care staff pay by 30 per cent

Vida Healthcare boosts frontline care staff pay by 30 per cent

Vida Healthcare has increased the wages of its frontline care staff by 30 per cent for a variety of roles.

Qualified care assistants’ pay has increased from £9.61 per hour to £12.32, while nurses have seen their hourly rate increase from £18.50 per hour to £22.50.

Other Vida Healthcare positions with pay rises include bank care assistants, senior care assistants, and team leaders. 

The provider said the pay rises will help to combat the national care staff crisis and attract new talent to ensure the specialist and high level of care offered by the provider can continue to be delivered to residents.

“Despite leaders in the sector advising that care staff are looking for more than wage increases, at Vida it’s not only important that we’re attracting new talent to the sector but that we’re also rewarding our existing staff for the hard work and dedication they demonstrate every day,” added managing director James Rycroft (pictured, right).

“This wage increase is just one initiative we’ve put in place to show our staff how proud and grateful we are for their incredible work, particularly throughout these challenging times.”

In addition to the pay rise, Vida Healthcare offers a range of initiatives to encourage the retention of current staff, and attract new talent to ensure residents are receiving the best possible quality of care.

This includes its specialist training platform Vida Academy, which offers a bespoke professional development training pathway and provides staff with opportunities to achieve promotions and learn valuable caring skills.


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