Independent Age uses the knowledge and insight gained from their services to challenge poor care, and campaign for a fair deal for older people. They campaign for a reasonable standard of living, fair access to information and an opportunity to contribute to their communities.
This response is focused on the social care workforce in England. It is based on data collated from research on the potential effects of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and changes to migration rules.
The social care workforce has long relied on the skill of migrants – increasingly in fact - migrants who have come to work in England from the European Economic Area (EEA).
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will undoubtedly present challenges to the social care sector. The sector is already facing considerable pressures related to increased costs and demands.