The very latest overview on how the sleep in payments crisis is damaging the social care sector has been published. The independent research was commissioned by VODG on behalf of the #SolveSleepIns Alliance, and undertaken by Agenda Consulting and Trowers & Hamlins LLP.
More than two-thirds of care providers in the UK fear that government back-pay demands for sleep-in shift workers could make their organisation unviable, with many already withdrawing from contracts, leaders warned today. The sleep-in shift crisis facing care providers, many of which are charities, is due to the government demanding they pay sleep-in shift workers, previously paid a flat-rate fee of about £30, the full National Minimum Wage (NMW). There are concerns for care organisations funding for these workers going forward, while some have also concerned they will be forced to back-pay workers previously paid the flat rate.
The full report is available to download here as a pdf.