Brexit and the future of migrants in the social care workforce: executive summary

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Independent Age
Publisher
Independent Age
Date of publication
1 September 2016
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Since the referendum of 23 June, there has been intense speculation about the future residence rights of the estimated three million EU migrants already living in Britain. Recent analysis has focused on European Economic Area (EEA) migrants who work as nurses and doctors in the NHS and their future, as the government decides what – if any – guarantees to provide to people already resident in the UK.

This follow up to the 2015 report ‘Moved to Care’, reviews future workforce shortages in adult social care in England to take account of the EU referendum result.

Potential changes to immigration policy post-Brexit could have serious consequences for the social care workforce unless the necessary work is done now to mitigate any risks.

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