A council deliberately broke the law by failing to properly assess whether thousands of vulnerable people were illegitimately kept under continuous and restrictive supervision by care home staff, the local government and social care ombudsman has ruled.
Mental capacity refers to the ability of a person to make their own decisions.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘The Act’) applies to everyone involved in the care, treatment and support of people aged 16 and over who are unable to make all or some decisions for themselves. The Act sets out the legal framework for the protection and safeguarding of these people.
HMRC say, "We know that some employers find it hard to know how to treat sleep-in shifts for workers who receive the National Minimum Wage, or who are close to the threshold. HMRC’s new presentation explains all you need to know. The presentation outlines different scenarios to help determine if the minimum wage is applicable to some or all hours worked during a sleep-in shift."
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is running a national recruitment campaign to drive applications into the adult social care sector. The campaign launched last week with national and regional media engagement.
Advertising will go live in stages, starting with Google paid search and social media advertising followed by more on websites, job boards and local radio, as well as outdoor posters. The adverts feature care professionals and the people they support. Case studies on the campaign Facebook page will help to showcase the wide range of rewarding and varied job roles in adult social care.
All advertising will point to the campaign website which then directs users to DWP 'Find a Job' to search vacancies.
Find out more at the campaign events
On behalf of DHSC, Skills for Care is hosting events around the country where you can find out more about the campaign and how to get involved.
Skills for Care are running events in Maidstone and Winchester in March. Attendance is fully funded and is primarily aimed at domiciliary and residential care providers.
A FREE half day workshop for Care and Support at Home providers
Raising awareness of Fire Safety and fire, health and well-being risks in the home. There will be presentations giving guidance and advice, providing tools and resources to all attendees to enable employees to support people in their own homes.