SOSR Plymouth City Council Personal Assistant

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SOSR Plymouth City Council Personal Assistant

Post by embleton » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:46 am

Plymouth City Council through advice from Mark Bates Ltd is in a battle to substantiate the reason to drop the wages from £10.64 to £8.72 hour for Personal Assistant position that support those with likely severe mental illness (SMI) health disabilities on direct payments?

Mark Bates Ltd the insurance provider for those with a personal assistant and Plymouth City Council have instructed those concerned, the employer receiving direct payments to issue letters to their employee and get them quickly to sign their rights away in month notice period without even giving the right to seek advice. Is this really legal, while it is when the employee signs an alteration of terms and conditions of the employment contract.

Many have done this at the request of Plymouth City Council's instruction and their personal assistant have agreed to the reduction to £8.72, it is estimated that (reported on Unison's site from information received from a Plymouth City Council official anomalously) and 230 direct payments employers have been impacted.

My advice is don't sign these letters and say you will remain working for your client and do so stating you are working for the client direct payments employer under protest until an employment tribunal.

The advice you will receive through Mark Bates Ltd is that Plymouth City Council will then say that it is because of an SOSR (Some Other Substainual Reason) to justify the reason for dismissal of the employee who is supporting those with the most vulnerable disabilities usually that are on section 117 for free aftercare under the mental health act?



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Post by embleton » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:14 am

Plymouth Council advised me incorrectly about Mark Bates Ltd advised them about their involvement, they had no part in the matter?

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Post by embleton » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:00 pm

230 with 50% taken in action so far.

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Post by embleton » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:55 pm

Get your CV up to date PA's I think the next step that the PCC will take is to grade a PA into a band. Employee's of a PA should write a job description from the care plan which the PCC should do for the employer for their PA. The redundancy route is the only way forward with a 2-week break after that re-employ the PA in a band, remember there is still the question about continuous employment in rehiring the employee PA and this should apply to be fair. :x

My PA is really a mental health support worker (re-graded 30th March 2020) it's his job description; with my physical and mental disabilities. Their experience is in dementia and mental health support worker about 15 years ;)

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Re: SOSR Plymouth City Council Personal Assistant

Post by embleton » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:25 pm

It has come to my attention when processing my personal information on my systems; that Enham Trust, supportis.com and Plymouth City Council likely have been sharing personal information between at least two parties without consent. Who are these organisations working for their disabled clients or Plymouth City Council?

From what I can see:-

Enham Trust -> supportis.com
Enham Trust -> Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has been responding to my concerns from information passed by Enham Trust from private correspondence with emails between myself and Enham Trust. And Enham Trust has done the same in respect of supportis.com!

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Re: SOSR Plymouth City Council Personal Assistant

Post by embleton » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:43 am

Likely population of disabilities impacted by the 230 is psychosis and mood disorders in the SMI category and have personal budgets under free section 117 mental health act aftercare...
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Post by embleton » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:53 am

Freedom of Information request done on PCC concerning contracts/services held by Enham Trust by procurement?

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Post by embleton » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:53 am

Freedom of Information request done on PCC concerning contracts/services held by Enham Trust by procurement and clearly stated? Possible conflict of interest reference direct payments calculation formula and processing of said information?

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Re: SOSR Plymouth City Council Personal Assistant

Post by embleton » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:35 am

Private cafe discussion concerning this matter PCC v Direct Payments Employers that will go public at a later stage.

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