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Mencap is a charity. They support people with learning disabilities.

Do Mencap pay breaks?

Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks at Mencap.

Social Care Providers who pay breaks include Challengers, VSA and Keychange.

Last updated 22 February 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 70 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2023 and February 2024.

46% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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What people are saying about sick pay at Mencap

  • Best thing

    Supporting vulnerable people, and trying to make a difference.

    Worst thing

    Lack of support from social services, housing providers, poor wages, 24 hour shifts with no breaks, no regular staff team, people placed in inappropriate services, no support from police when crimes have occurred, no chance to progress, no access to studying although this was promised.


    Mencap Support worker, May 2023

  • Best thing

    the bond with pws

    Worst thing

    pay, no breaks, not much management support and guidance, lack of staff.


    Mencap Support worker, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with the lovely tenents

    Worst thing

    Management put too much stress and pressure on you too many hrs no breaks no support


    Mencap Support worker, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Lovely residents.
    Good pay.

    Worst thing

    Unsafe place to work if residents are violent.
    Awful management, they do not understand what we do at the bottom of the chain.
    Non paid breaks.
    No support from management.


    Mencap Support worker, February 2022

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