Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable | DisabledGo News and Blog


for a long time they must pay sleep-in staff at least the minimum wage.

Source: Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable | DisabledGo News and Blog

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  1. There are a number of aspects to consider here.

    Yes, the Care providers being charities and care companies would or should have known for a long time they must pay sleep-in staff at least the minimum wage. However, this would or should have been known to all Local Authorities and central Government.

    Now charities and care companies charge a fee to the persons requiring care by ‘sleep-ins’, this is where they obtain the funds to pay the carers undertaking these sleep-ins. The persons requiring care would obtain the funds to pay the charities and care companies from their local government social services, who in-turn receive their funding from local taxation and the block grants from central government. This all assumes the the persons requiring sleep-in care are not self-funders ie persons who have an income over the threshold to receive social services funding. in some instances the local authorities would contract direct with the charities and care companies on behalf of the persons requiring care.

    Surely the logical way forward is for all charities and care companies affected by this ruling to invoice central government and receive their required top-up funding direct, as this would save on costs related to the ‘middlemen ie the local authorities. ‘Simples’ as the Meerkats would say.

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