Aged care provider Enliven says pay equity a game changer

MEDIA STATEMENT

Aged-care service provider, Enliven, is welcoming the recently announced pay increase for care and support workers.

Part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support, Enliven provides a wide range of aged-care services across New Zealand.

Enliven’s national spokesperson, Gillian Bremner, says the organisation’s pay rates are based on the funding they receive from the Government, “so this is great news for our staff”.

“We value our employees and want to see them receive fair remuneration for the training they undertake, and the essential work they do to support the elderly. We also firmly believe gender should not affect what people get paid, and we support this step by the Government to address that gender pay gap.”

Mrs. Bremner says Enliven will be closely reviewing the detail around this landmark decision by the Government, and the suggested sustainability and implementation plans.

“We see this is as an important step forward for our sector, and the people who are delivering these essential services.”

Enliven

  • Enliven is part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support, and provides a wide range of positive ageing and disability support services across New Zealand.
  • Services include provision of support in-home, at retirement villages, rest homes, and hospitals and dementia care, as well as short-term respite, health recovery care and day programmes. 
  • Nationally Enliven employs more than 3,600 staff and supports thousands of people every year. Enliven operates under a holistic wellbeing philosophy that recognises there are some things make for happier, healthier living no matter what your age or ability - a sense of community, friends, family/whanau, giving and receiving, making decisions for yourself and most of all, practical support when you need it.