Unison has lodged an official appeal against the ruling that social care providers will no longer be required to pay £400m in backpay to carers doing sleep-in shifts.
Launching her bi-monthly column for CHP, Sharon Allen, CEO, Skills for Care, stresses the importance of maintaining workforce physical and mental wellbeing.
Officially the UK Government recognises that people with disabilities should not be forced into institutions. However far too many people still remain in institutional care. In particular, many people have been sent hundreds of miles from home and made to live in private hospitals or special units – places that are associated with increased levels of abuse, isolation and oppression.
The guide is for people, families and for those professionals who seek to work in genuine partnership with them. All the ideas and examples are based on real people and the collaborative work of helping people overcome the barriers that people face as they try to build the lives they deserve.