Simon Reeve’s Return to Cornwall
As a hotel closely connected to our community, we were thrilled and humbled in equal measure to feature on BBC2 programme Simon Reeve’s Return to Cornwall last night.
Simon had previously come to Cornwall in 2020 to lift the lid on the social deprivation which exists in the county and he returned earlier this year to observe post-pandemic life.
As part of his latest visit, he highlighted The Headland’s commitment to supporting community charities such as Newquay DISC and Foodbank, as well as our boost to the local economy in employing more than 200 people and being part of the Real Living Wage movement.
The Headland has been a staunch supporter of charities such as drop-in and share centre Newquay DISC for many years. Simon was keen to shine a light on the work we do to help this and other fantastic causes which address social issues such as food poverty, mental health, heating costs and debt.
Last year we became the first accredited Newquay hotel to receive Real Living Wage accreditation, joining a nationwide scheme set up to ensure employees can earn enough to live on.
The Headland pays all staff over 18 years old at least £11.00 per hour, compared to the National Minimum Wage for 18-20 year olds, which is currently £7.49 per hour.
We also offer a host of employee benefits, including access to the gym and Aqua Club, 25 per cent off all spa treatments and on completion of one year’s service a complimentary stay with 50 per cent off food, non-alcoholic drinks and spa.
Whilst we cannot solve all societal problems which blight our beautiful county, we continue to be committed 100 per cent to helping to improve the lives of people in our lovely community.