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HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap Society.
Mencap loses appeal against ruling that it was wrong to have paid a support worker £29.05 for nine-hour sleep-in shift.
Ruling will halt thousands of applications involving those with learning disabilities who need treatment involving loss of liberty.
Review into Winterbourne View scandal says system is still failing to care for those with learning disabilities.
A letter signed by more than 100 charities and the Mencap president, Brian Rix, said decades of advances for those with learning disabilities could be lost.
The number of people with learning disabilities who don’t have a job is on the rise, yet services helping them into work are at risk as councils come under pressure to cut non-statutory support.