Access All Areas has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2018.
The awards recognise Living Wage employers and individuals that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage.
“I’m thrilled to see that not only are we shortlisted for an Innovation Award, but also the Employees’ Choice award”, said Nick Llewellyn, Artistic Director.
“We have worked in Hackney for over forty years, and now provide over 200 days of paid work to people with learning disabilities and autism every year. This year we pledged to make sure everyone we work with, with or without disabilities, receives fair pay for a hard day’s work”.
Tess Lanning, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said:
“I would like to offer huge congratulations to Access All Areas on being shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards. By committing to responsible pay, employers like Access All Areas have changed the lives of thousands of people across the UK, lifting workers out of poverty and transforming communities. We look forward to celebrating again in June when we announce the winners.”
The Living Wage is an hourly pay rate set independently, updated annually, and calculated according to the basic cost of living.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis, and almost 4,000 accredited employers have now committed to put respect and dignity at the heart of their organisations by paying the Living Wage.
The awards are judged by an independent panel of business and community leaders, and winners will be announced in June.