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Nov 03

Social care sector given deadline to settle £400m bill for ‘sleep-in’ carers’ back pay

2019 deadline ‘buys some time’ but extra funding urgently needed, say charities but care providers also need to be aware that this could have major financial implications. To read the article click here
Oct 13
Oct 06

SCIE and NICE issues Moving between hospital and home guidance for Registered Managers

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care Improving oral health for adults in care homes Published: September 2017 Registered managers and their teams play an important role in supporting people when they are transferring in and out of hospital. This quick guide provides a brief overview of how managers can […]
Sep 29

Getting ready for the General Data Protection Act – New tool kit from ICO

The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has issued a tool kit for provider to help prepare for the new DPA which comes into force in May 2018. Designed to help you get your house in order, ready for the new legislation. Includes getting to grips with the new rights of individuals, handling subject access requests, consent, data breaches, […]
Sep 15
Sep 06
Aug 25

Home office issues new right to work guidance

To read or download a copy of the guidance please click on the link below https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638349/Employer_s_guide_to_right_to_work_checks_-August_2017.pdf    
Aug 07

Case Law – Regular voluntary overtime should apply to holiday pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others has decided that voluntary overtime should be included in the first four weeks holiday pay where such payments are regular enough to amount to “normal” pay To read the full report click here
Jul 31

Stop Press! – Government does U turn on Sleep in Pay

At a quarter past midnight on Wednesday morning, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy put out a press release easily missed in the next day’s traffic. Anyone seeing its headline would have thought it was good news: “Government announces additional support for care providers.” To reads the full article click the link below […]