Petition to: Pay care home workers the London Living Wage

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We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to Pay care home workers the London Living Wage. More details

Petition update from the council, 10 July 2017

Westminster City Council has ambitious plans for improving long term care for our residents. Part of these plans include building a new 85 bedded nursing home in the borough and developing new ‘extra care’ housing. These will, by having extensive care support on site, prevent older residents being admitted to long term homes outside the borough.

In 2015, as part of our ambitious plans, Sanctuary Homes was awarded Council and NHS contracts to operate 5 care homes across the borough (2 former local authority homes and 3 former NHS homes). The contract was awarded based on the standard procurement rules that applied at the time. There is no requirement within the contract for the London Living Wage to apply. Sanctuary base their pay levels at a rate that enables them to attract and retain their staff. Although they do not pay their care assistants the London Living Wage they do pay their staff significantly above the National Minimum Wage.

More details from petition creator

As a result of its contract with Sanctuary Care over 40% of care home workers in Westminster Council's Residential Homes are now earning below the London Living Wage. Westminster Council and Sanctuary must end this unjust treatment of the hard working people who look after our elderly residents and they should pay the London Living Wage to all care home staff.

Current signatories

Cllr Adam Hug, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Lucy Doig
  • Saskia Baron
  • Claire Barratt
  • Lana Locke
  • Dr George Tsogas
  • Caroline Saville
  • Pancho Lewis
  • Michael Baron
  • Paul Dimoldenberg
  • Tim Forrest
  • kate Landin
  • Francis Prideaux
  • Corinne sreeves
  • Maggie Carman
  • Rose Doyle
  • Kim Fligelstone
  • Matt Noble
  • Veronica Mockler
  • Hugh Harris