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Research suggests Brexit could worsen crisis in social care

Ending free movement within the EU risks exacerbating the social care crisis, according to a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research, which warned that the UK’s third sector social care organisations were increasingly dependent on hiring EU workers to fill staffing gaps. IPPR argue that the scale of the impact that Brexit … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Uncategorised

Call for social care to be free at the point of need

Lord Darzi, Professor of Surgery, chair of the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, and former Labour Government minister has published his final report. The Lord Darzi review, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research has put forward a 10-point plan for long-term funding as well as a 10-point offer to the … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Uncategorised

Dismay at delay of social care Green Paper

The Health and Social Care Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, has confirmed that the social care Green Paper will be delayed. Speaking in Parliament, Jeremy Hunt said the Green Paper will be published in the autumn around the same time as the NHS plan. More than seven months ago, the government committed to publishing the paper before the summer … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Uncategorised

Scheme will enable EU citizens to stay in UK after June 2021

The Home Secretary has announced that EU citizens will have to complete three key steps to obtain settled status to stay in the UK after June 2021: prove their identity, show that that they live in the UK, and declare that they have no serious criminal convictions. The settlement scheme will operate online and via a smartphone … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Uncategorised

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