STAFF at a care home in Dudley have received a five per cent salary increase as thanks for their continued dedication.

Residential and dementia care provider, Ideal Carehomes, which operates Sedgley Court has awarded its team a five per cent salary increase to all hourly paid staff.

This is on top of the two per cent increase already applied in April this year and takes all salaries above the current real living wage.

Kerry Hawkes, care assistant at Sedgley Court, said, “The last 18 months have been difficult to say the least but I have always felt supported and valued.

“Working in the care sector is a vocation and we don’t do it for money, but to know that you are appreciated by your employer means a lot.”

All frontline care staff will benefit from the rise, which will mean over £1000 extra per year for a care assistant before tax.