We are proud to be recognised alongside national organisations such as Mencap and Age UK in this recent article from Civil Society. The story highlights how we are leading the way by investing in our people, to ensure we attract and retain a skilled workforce despite ongoing funding challenges in the charity sector.

The article states that Mencap, Age UK and Sue Ryder have reported that their salaries have risen by £6.7m, £1.7m and £1m respectively after increasing staff pay following the legislation changes introduced on 1 April.

This April, we were delighted to announce that we have invested £4.6m, committed by our Trustees, to over 1,800 of our frontline social care workers who provide critical support to people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities in the North West. Our total investment over the last two years now stands at £7.9m, ensuring we continue to pay the Real Living Wage to our hardworking colleagues. We’re proud to care for 800 people and, as we look to plan ahead for the future, we aim to increase the provision of care to more than 1,000 people by 2026.

Read the full article from Civil Society.