Government must resolve the long-running uncertainty about payments and funding for sleep in work

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the case of Mencap v Tomlinson Blake / Shannon v Rampersad. Commenting on the announcement Dr Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive, said:

“The long-running uncertainty about payments and funding for sleep in work has created huge uncertainty in social care for many years. We have grave concerns over the lack of clear regulations. We are calling on government to consult widely with workers, employers, commissioners and other stakeholders and clarify what hard working staff are entitled to, and precisely how it, and commissioners, will fund essential overnight support.”