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All Encore Care Home staff receive a pay rise as thanks for dedication during pandemic

All staff across Encore Care Homes will receive a pay rise this month as a ‘Thank you’ to the team for their ongoing support during the pandemic.

Every individual team member within our Encore family, which includes Great Oaks in Bournemouth, Oakdale in Poole, Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, and Hamble Heights in Fareham, will receive a boost to their pay packet in the form of a 5.7 per-cent pay rise at the start of 2022.

Our frontline workers will see increases from £8.91 per hour to £9.50 for housekeepers, the new hourly pay rates for HCAs starts at the day rate of £9.50 and goes up to £11.15, depending on shift patterns and qualifications. Meanwhile. pay for Registered Nurses will go up from £20.49 per hour to £21.66.

We are currently recruiting for Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) for our four care homes due to increased demand for care services for older people. All new HCAs will receive a £1,000 welcome bonus, as well as a shift bonus of £30 for every full shift completed in addition to their contracted hours.

No experience in care is necessary to become an HCA with full training provided, a ‘Buddy’ to work alongside as they get to know the role, and ongoing training support, as well as the opportunity to receive funded training to progress on to become a Registered Nursing Associate, should they so wish. The role is suitable for people with a positive, friendly attitude, a caring and empathetic approach to work, and good communication skills.

For more information about the care roles available at Encore Care Homes, go to our careers page.