Sleep Ins: the Supreme Court Judgement

The Supreme Court has today published its judgements about Sleep-Ins and pay.


They have decided that sleep ins are NOT due to be paid at National Minimum Wage



You can read the full judgement here

You read about the background and the work of the #SolveSleepIns Alliance here




Nothing will change immediately as a result of the judgement.



Paid supporters will continue to be paid in line with their contract and the agreements they already have in place with their employer.


Learning Disability England will work with all members and partners to work out what this judgement means for the future and find solutions together.


Today’s judgement makes us even clearer that the important and valuable work by support workers must be properly rewarded and respected.


Whilst pay is one of the ways, it is not the only way. This message has been reinforced by members over the last year.



You can read blogs of some members’ thoughts from the last year here:


Doing what it takes to make the best of a bad situation – Scott Watkin BEM (Rep Body Co-Chair)

Dedicated staff and managers carried on even when the world stood still – Sarah Maguire, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chief Executive of Choice Support

We need a “Marcus Rashford” moment for social care – Lisa Hopkins, Learning Disability England Trustee and Chief Executive of SeeAbility