Natasha Singarayer, chief executive of The Abbeyfield Society, has championed the National Living Wage while being chosen as the winner of the Living Wage Leadership Award 2015 for the South East region.
Said Natasha Singarayer (left): “Happy staff make happy residents, which is why becoming the first national care provider to pay the ‘real’ Living Wage back in April 2014 was a no-brainer for us.
“Yes, it has added to our costs but is already reaping rewards in terms of staff satisfaction and lower turnover rates. For all those care organisations who think they can’t afford the Living Wage, I say you can’t afford not to pay it.”
The Living Wage Foundation organise the awards to recognise the life changing impact individuals have made by leading the way on the Living Wage Campaign within communities.