Sector unites to call on Government to fully fund the cost of sleep in payments

VODG, with sector provider groups, and the Local Government Association and Association for Directors of Adult Social Services have called on Government to plug the £400m hole created by new rules on overnight care in a letter.

“We fully support care workers being paid fairly for the work they do and we urge the government to fund the cost of sleep-in payments with genuinely new money to prevent more care providers going out of business, contracts being handed back to councils, care workers losing their jobs and less investment in prevention. Without this, it will put further strain on informal carers and harm those who rely on social care and make it harder to mitigate the pressures on the NHS.”

Read the full letter here.