Charity’s Living Wage accolade
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.