Experts decry ‘lack of consideration’ given to social care in immigration reform
Experts have warned that the Government’s introduction of a points-based immigration system could be detrimental to an already-struggling social care system.
South-east defends record on refugees
Local government figures have defended the record of the south-east and London on taking in asylum seekers and refugees.
Funding is solution to social care recruitment crisis - migration committee
The ‘very real problems’ facing social care employers should be addressed through sustainable funding rather than tinkering with immigration rules, the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee has warned.
How will Brexit impact UK public services?
A area of primary concern for CIPFA is the lack of an economic impact assessment on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, says Rob Whiteman - and without that we are 'flying blind'.
Devolution of immigration proposed to support healthcare
The devolution of immigration quotas to local government is among the proposals by a think-tank aimed at bolstering place-based health.
Casey calls for humanitarian help for homeless
The Home Office should provide a ‘humanitarian safety net’ for people in Scotland who can’t access homelessness support due to their immigration, Dame Louise Casey has said.
Directors urge action ahead of new immigration rules
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has urged action as Government considers whether to exempt the care sector from new immigration rules.
Rising care staff numbers fail to keep pace with demand
Adult social care has the second largest percentage of job vacancies across the public sector after the NHS, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Government must redesign immigration policy to fill care vacancies - think-tanks
The Government should ‘go back to the drawing board’ to redesign a visa system that encourages overseas workers to fill the 110,000 social care vacancies, a report today has urged.
Remove immigration policy from the Home Office
Immigration policy is a mess, says Michael Burton - and has led to pay minimums which ignore big labour shortages in lower-paid public services. The Home Office is no longer the right ministry to manage such a cross-sector role, he concludes.