Court of Appeal rules that NMW does not apply to sleep-in care

July 13th, 2018 by Jonathan Auburn

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that the national minimum wage (“NMW”) does not apply to the time sleep-in carers spend asleep. This means that Read more »

 

The disputed borders between health and social care: children’s respite care

March 2nd, 2018 by Andrew Sharland

R (Juttla) v Herts Valleys CCG [2018] EWHC 267 (Admin) 

Mostyn J has considered when respite care will be considered to be a health service, rather than social care.  He concluded that a nurse-led respite unit for children with complex health needs was a health service.  He rejected arguments that this should be recognised as social care on the basis that the purpose of the care was to provide respite for the parents, and that much of the care provided could, in theory, be delivered by trained social care staff. Read more »