Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which ruled that workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for every hour of a sleep-in shift.
This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.
We are starting a new quality checking project where we will be working with a local support provider to check the quality of their services.
We are looking for 3 people with learning disabilities to join our team to help lead on this project.
You will need to be based in Sussex and able to make your own way to our office in central Brighton.
You will be paid £8.75 per hour and expected to work between 8 and 10 hours per month.
The deadline for applications is 18th July ’18
If you are successful in being shortlisted you will be invited to interview on 23rd July.
A meeting to discuss how the law can be used to help people with learning disabilities or autism detained in assessment and treatment units (“ATUs”) or other facilities. The meeting will be an opportunity for families of detained people to outline the human rights issues facing their relatives, and for lawyers (solicitors and barristers) to listen and think.
Briefing by the Children’s Commissioner for England: Falling through the Gaps in Education. Available here.