Belsize Village, London – On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Penrose Care managing director, Robert Stephenson-Padron attended the event “Home from Home” at the Baytree Centre in Brixton, south London. The event shared food, recipes and stories from the centre’s female refugee children celebrating Refugee Week.
With women accounting for 80%+ of the frontline home care workforce, many of whom at risk of labour exploitation, Penrose Care takes a keen interest in women’s rights issues, notably demonstrated by our participating in the UK Commission for Employment and Skill’s Gender Equality Roundtable in March 2015 and our testimony to the House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee in January 2016.
Mr. Stephenson-Padron further said:
“The refugees event held by the Baytree Centre was extraordinarily beautiful and was a testament to the rich contributions refugees and migrants bring to London. As a handful of Living Wage Employers in the London home care sector, Penrose Care hopes that some of the young people at the centre will have the opportunity to aspire to, train and eventually work in health and social care someday. Penrose Care aims to attract the best people to the care sector by offering a reward profession with working conditions that respects workers’ dignity as human beings.”
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About Penrose Care
Penrose Care is an ethical provider of home care services London, United Kingdom to adults with disabilities and elderly persons, including those with dementia. The company operates upon a fundamental belief that to promote a caring workforce, the organisation itself must be caring. As the pioneer of ethics in home care in the UK, Penrose Care in 2012 became one of the first four providers in the country to become an Accredited Living Wage Employer and in 2013 the first independent sector provider to be compliant with Citizens UK’s landmark Social Care Charter.
Penrose Care’s ethical approach promotes higher quality social care workers and low staff turnover which in turn results in excellent care. Penrose Care is headquartered in Belsize Village, north London and was founded by Robert Stephenson-Padron, a healthcare research analyst, and Dr. Matthew Knight, a hospital physician.
About the Baytree Centre
The Baytree Centre is a project of the Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation (DHEF), a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 1450892) and a Registered Charity (Charity No. 278720).
Those who access the Centre face multiple barriers to inclusion, identified by the women and girls themselves as: lack of English language skills; lack of opportunities to learn in culturally appropriate settings; inability to access employment opportunities; poverty; poor housing; isolation; depression; racism and discrimination (including religious discrimination); abusive homes; family breakdown and a lack of family support and structure.