News from Bolton at Home
Here you'll find our most recent news articles, from important tenant updates and new housing developments, to new community initiatives and activities.
Real Living Wage
At Bolton at Home, we’re committed to making sure that work pays fairly for everybody. One of the ways we do this, and support the local economy, is by paying at least the real Living Wage and encouraging other employers to do the same.
The Living Wage Foundation (www.livingwage.org.uk) is the national organisation that champions the real Living Wage. It calculates the real Living Wage to cover the cost of everyday needs, from rent, heating and food bills, through to other unforeseen costs such as an emergency trip to the dentist.
The real Living Wage is the minimum amount per hour that accredited employers pay their employees over the age of 18. The new rate has been announced at the start of this #LivingWageWeek. It will increase by 20p to £9.50 (outside of London). This is compared to the national minimum wage of £8.72 per hour for people aged 25 and over.
Living Wage employers are expected to have started paying employees the new rate by May. We already pay more than the new rate.
We’re one of over 7,000 employers across the country who ensure employees are paid at least the real Living Wage and we try to instil these values in other organisations. We’ve voluntarily paid people more than the real Living Wage for years and we became a Living Wage accredited employer in 2018.
Jon Lord, our Chief Executive, said: “At Bolton at Home we’re committed to supporting people and the local economy. Paying the real Living Wage is the right thing for employers to do as it provides a clear benefit to society. It means employees are paid fairly to meet the real cost of living and employers can run productive businesses with motivated staff.”
If you’re interested in working with us, please visit our jobs page for more information and latest vacancies: www.boltonathome.org.uk/jobs.
Latest TAP4 issue
In this issue:
- Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
- Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
- Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
- Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
- Introducing Aptem
- How we're improving our complaints system
- Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
- A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
- Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
- "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
- Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
- Providing opportunities for young people
Your latest Quarter Turn issue
Your latest Quarter Turn issue:
Each quarter, we send our printed Quarter Turn magazine to 4,800 customers living in our sheltered and extra care schemes, those receiving Careline and living in our general let and over 70s in our general let.