Carers deserve to be rewarded, valued, respected and supported for the incredible work that they do – Carers Rights Day.

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Today is ” Carers Rights Day “ and it’s more important than ever that carers know their rights. Despite the weekly ‘clap for carers’ ritual which became a feature of the pandemic here in the UK, research has shown that two-thirds of the employees working tirelessly within the care sector receive wages lower than the National Living Wage.

With the care crisis hitting hard, 90% of care providers state that attracting and retaining workers is more challenging than ever before, with poor wages, long hours and the additional demands placed on employees to adhere to new processes put in place due to Covid-19.

We are true believers in the age-old saying that happy staff equal happy clients.

Our culture is very much about caring for our carers so that they can, in turn, take care of our clients. Carers deserve value, respect and support for the incredible work that they do and fair competitive pay for the responsibility that they have.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of our care staff around the country for the continued hard work and support they provide every day. You are amazing!

In this video, Corrina Bignal , Recruitment & Training Manager at Ashridge Home Care provides her thoughts on carers rights and how to make a career in social care more rewarding.

We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in joining our care team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to brighten up someone’s day, we’d love to hear from you. Call us or send an email to

No previous care experience is necessary to join our team (although always welcome!). All we ask is that you are a kind and compassionate individual who is empathetic and are flexible. Everything else we can teach you! You will also receive: – One of the best pay packages across the social care industry – Monthly performance bonuses based on client feedback – Pay that increases the longer you stay with us – Holiday pay to ensure you are able to take a break – Career development opportunities – Internal progression routes – Refer a Friend scheme up to £300 – Flexible rota patterns to help you maintain a healthy work/personal life balance – Comprehensive and ongoing training within a nurturing community – Ongoing 24/7 phone and online support whenever you need it – Accommodation options if you need assistance during your time away from the role.