Question: friend is a residential carer, where there are multiple residents with learning difficulties, the job is shift based and includes sleepovers.

Historically, company has included a food allowance to the residence(not as an expense but shopping to include carer sustenance while onsite). Due to the nature of the service users, carers and su prepare food and eat together – this is inclusive and avoids problems with su confusion.

Firm has now decided to withdraw this "benefit", T&Cs have nothing to say on the matter. This represents a considerable drop in an already poor benefit package, and could result in confusion and disruptive behaviour with su’s. I can see an argument of precedent.

Where does friend stand? Source of budget is in question.

Regards, hr-curious