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Update: #StopSleepInCrisis

On 1 November the Government announced the launch of a voluntary compliance scheme to help HMRC assess how much individual care providers owe for sleep-ins back pay. 

Whilst this may help HMRC understand the extent of liabilities for back pay, it completely fails to give any reassurance to people with a learning disability or their carers. 

We are dismayed by the Government's continued indecision around funding for back pay. 

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Support #StopSleepInCrisis

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 help us 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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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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