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Update on #StopSleepInCrisis

On Thursday 28 September, an announcement was made on sleep-ins back pay.

The Government announced that they will be delaying their decision on funding the back pay bill for sleep-in care by a further month, until November.

We are deeply disappointed by this news, but it is nonetheless encouraging that the Government appears to accept the need to support the sector.

Read our official press release

Support the #StopSleepInCrisis campaign

Government changes to 'sleep-in' payments are threatening to take away vital support from thousands of disabled people. 

The care sector has been landed with a massive £400 million bill and many providers now face bankruptcy. This could mean the end of social care as we know it. 

Please sign our petition to #StopSleepInCrisis by urging the Government to fix this problem, which they have created.

The future care of the most vulnerable people in our society must be protected.

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Sign the #StopSleepInCrisis petition

Please sign our petition to help protect vital support for thousands of disabled people. 

The Government has caused this problem and only they can fix it.   

Sign our petition to #StopSleepInCrisis and help keep vulnerable people safe.

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Do you have a learning disability? Are you a parent, carer or family member? 

Mencap Direct is a free service where you can get advice and information about learning disability, and help find the right support in your area.

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Celebrities for #StopSleepInCrisis

Joanna Lumley, Kit Harington, Jodie Whittaker, Jo Whiley, Mathew Horne and Kate Spicer have joined our appeal to protect the future care of people with a learning disability. 

Hear what they have to say about the #StopSleepInCrisis campaign and how you can show your support.


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You can also find out more about this campaign on our #StopSleepInCrisis webpage.

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