There have been recent updates regarding health and care worker visas in the UK. learn more about it through this blog.
There has been a major debate after the recent proposal by the UK government to tighten the visa rules for international care workers. Robert Jenrick, the Home Secretary and Immigration Minister, is trying to stop low-qualified care workers from bringing their families into the country.
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The move addresses the Conservative Party’s concern regarding the rise in the number of people coming to the UK in the past year through health and social care worker visas.
The implications are clear, even if the exact timeline hasn’t been announced for these changes. Foreign care workers with low qualifications may find bringing their families into the country challenging. Some may even decide to leave the country, which will majorly impact the social care sector.
Experts and advocates advise applicants to increase their qualifications by getting a degree in their home country and staying informed through official channels. There is rising concern about potential recruitment and retention challenges in the care sector, especially how this is unfair towards the care workers working on low pay for long hours.
There has been a strong response from the public supporting care workers’ rights. The general sentiment is that these workers contribute significantly to the social care sector, so any move that troubles them can harm the quality of care in the country.
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