The Abbeyfield Society has made a commitment to supporting its employees during the cost of living crisis by increasing pay for frontline staff by 15 per cent.
Abbeyfield will also be enrolling its staff in Medicash, a group medical cash-back scheme, under which employees can reclaim medical expenses. This includes up to four dependent children under the age of 24.
The Abbeyfield Society operates around 100 care homes, sheltered housing schemes, and independent living complexes in England. Its benefits package already includes a life assurance plan, company pension, and sick pay. Abbeyfield also provides access to a mental wellbeing app to assist staff in preventing and managing stress and anxiety, and recently launched a suite of wellbeing and inclusion training courses. Its employee assistance programme gives staff 24/7 access to expert advice, information, and a personal support system of trained counsellors. In addition, Abbeyfield holds official accreditation as a menopause friendly employer.
Gail Manley, HR director, said: “We are committed to supporting our loyal and hard-working staff through this current cost of living crisis and beyond. We truly value our staff’s significant contribution to Abbeyfield and our residents, and hope that our competitive pay and benefits package will make a difference in these challenging times. We are keen to attract and retain the best people and encourage them to stay and develop their careers with us, and will continue to invest in further initiatives to support our employees.”
“We believe that our pay and benefits package is an attractive offer and hope it will attract new talent to Abbeyfield and a rewarding career within the social care sector.”