Government must act now to keep EU care staff coming to work in the UK

24 January 2019 – Age UK

Age UK is warning that the fragile social care workforce will receive another blow under any Brexit scenario and older people in the South could be especially badly hit.

Age UK is asking the Government to put measures in place now to allow EU nationals to continue to come to the UK to work as paid care staff, whatever happens with ‘Brexit’.

Age UK is arguing that care workers should not be covered by the new rule recommended by the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) that ‘low skilled EU workers’ should no longer have preferential access to the UK labour market after a UK withdrawal from the EU. The Charity says that care workers are low paid, not low skilled.


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