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The Home Wins Living Wage Award

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home are incredibly proud to announce we were awarded the Best Newcomer at this year’s Living Wage Scotland Awards.

We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and expertise of our dedicated staff and in June 2019 the Home became the first animal welfare organisation in Scotland to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.

So we were thrilled to win this year’s Best Newcomer category at the Living Wage Scotland Awards and would like to thank the judges for their kind words: “Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s commitment to the real Living Wage saw more than half of their staff receive an uplift to the real Living Wage, showing real leadership to ensure their staff receive a fair day pay for an often emotionally and physically challenging day’s work.

“As the first animal welfare organisation in Scotland to become an accredited Living Wage employer Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home are setting an example that, by valuing their people and what they do, they are also valuing their animals.”

Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, Deputy to the CEO and Director of Operations, at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home said:

“The immense pride that the whole organisation feels about this award is indescribable. A huge amount of work was put into making our Real Living Wage status possible, and to be recognised as Newcomer of the Year 2019 is an enormous validation of what we do and what we stand for. It’s about putting real value on the work of our staff, and being recognised for our approach and our values system of ‘Happy People, Happy Animals’ means the world. Thank you Living Wage and The Poverty Alliance.”



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