Community Integrated Care announces Emergency Pay Response

Community Integrated Care has announced an Emergency Pay Response for all frontline colleagues to give them the financial support they need during the Coronavirus crisis.  

Since the start of the outbreak, the charity has introduced a range of comprehensive and proactive measures to help delay the spread of the virus and protect its colleagues and the people it supports.

In recent weeks, social care colleagues have been classified by the Government as Key Workers and have seen their efforts celebrated nationally with the #ClapForOurCarers campaign. Community Integrated Care recognises the challenges facing its workforce during the current crisis and has ensured that its colleagues don’t need to worry about financial security at this time.

Effective from 1st April 2020, the charity is introducing an Emergency Pay Response providing financial support to all frontline colleagues during the outbreak. The response will introduce a temporary 12-week increased pay rate and an enhanced sick pay for Coronavirus related absence.

The charity employs over 6,000 colleagues providing care and support to over 3,500 people across England and Scotland. The care provider has also launched a national recruitment campaign with hundreds of flexible and rewarding work opportunities with prompt start dates. Potential candidates can register their interest on www.WorkInCare.co.uk

Teresa Exelby, Chief People Officer at Community Integrated Care, said: “To many, social care is the fourth emergency service and we’ve been proud to see the Government rightly naming care workers as ‘Key Workers’ in recognition of the crucial role you play in responding to this pandemic.

“As our colleagues stand ready to play their part by protecting the people we support, it’s our absolute duty to make sure we’re standing right beside them. That’s why we’ve announced our Emergency Pay Response to ensure that our frontline colleagues have some reassurance, that while they are responding to this pandemic, we are doing everything we can to offer the financial security they need during the crisis.

Whilst this financial package can only be a temporary measure, we have and will continue to, campaign for parity between the NHS and Social Care, to try and make measures like this as viable as possible in the long-term – which is absolutely deserved.”

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