Char­ity’s Liv­ing Wage ac­co­lade

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A CHAR­ITY has been recog­nised for its con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity by pay­ing the Liv­ing Wage to staff.

The Dis­abil­ity In­for­ma­tion Bureau (DIB) at Pierce Street, Mac­cles­field, has been recog­nised for its com­mit­ment ‘to the health and well­be­ing of its staff and also en­sures they are paid a fair wage for the ex­cel­lent work that they de­liver’.

It has been short­listed for a Liv­ing Wage Cham­pion Awards for the North West England Re­gion.

Leanne Lake from DIB said: “Be­ing short­listed at this stage is a big achieve­ment for us.”

The Liv­ing Wage is an hourly rate set to en­able some­one to cover the ba­sic cost of liv­ing.

Rhys Moore, Liv­ing Wage Foundation di­rec­tor, paid trib­ute to DIB and said: “I would like to send huge con­grat­u­la­tions to The Dis­abil­ity In­for­ma­tion Bureau on be­ing short­listed for the Liv­ing Wage Cham­pion Awards.

“The com­mit­ment of Liv­ing Wage Em­ploy­ers to re­spon­si­ble pay makes a life chang­ing dif­fer­ence to fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties across the UK.

“We look for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing this even fur­ther when an­nounc­ing the win­ners of the Awards dur­ing Liv­ing Wage Week.”

The UK Liv­ing Wage for out­side of Lon­don is cur­rently £7.85 per hour.

This fig­ure is set an­nu­ally by the Cen­tre for Re­search in So­cial Pol­icy at Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity.

The Liv­ing Wage Foundation recog­nises and cel­e­brates the lead­er­ship shown by Liv­ing Wage em­ploy­ers across the UK.

There are cur­rently over 1,000 ac­cred­ited em­ploy­ers.

Dis­abil­ity In­for­ma­tion Bureau has also been short­listed for a North East Cheshire Busi­ness Awards in the Ex­cel­lence in Cus­tomer Ser­vice cat­e­gory.

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