Hartford Care is set to share some warmth this winter
Dedicated to setting the best example in the care sector, Hartford Care has today committed to making a winter fuel contribution of up to £600 to all of their employees. Paid in 2 instalments in September 2022 and then December 2022, team members will receive this extra income as part of their salary payments.
Over 850 employees of Hartford Care will benefit from this generous donation this winter, at a time when many are struggling with our current cost-of-living crisis and rising fuel costs. Even new members of the team will receive this bonus payment if they are employed at the time of payment.
Hartford Care, a company that prides itself on running care homes where residents are cared for, by carefully recruited staff, as if they were a member of their own family, are currently operating at an 87% occupancy rate. This high occupancy rate evidences their unique ethos is proving successful. Offering residential, nursing, dementia and respite care across the south of England, Hartford Care has an exceptional reputation for running care homes that feel like home.
The winter fuel contribution being offered by Hartford Care to every member of their team will not hinder or prevent any future pay reviews, it is being made as a stand-alone payment in response to our current economic climate and the financial challenges faced by many. Next year’s annual pay review will still take place as planned.
Kevin Shaw, CEO said: “Our care homes are about creating ‘homes’ as much as offering an exceptional level of care. Our team members and residents become our family and we therefore thought it’s important to show some extra care to our hard-working team this winter. Our people are the heart of our business, and we don’t want to see anyone struggling. Our values of care, comfort and companionship extend to those who work for us, not just those we care for in our homes. As one of the UK’s leading care providers, we wanted to do what we felt was right, in the hope that other companies, in our sector and others will follow suit. If a business can afford to support its employees this winter with a fuel contribution, then we believe that ethically it should.”
Hartford Care operates a company culture which appreciates its team members, and this winter’s fuel contribution shows that they are committed to their values and to retaining their highly trained, well-respected employees, knowing that happy employees result in happy residents.