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Government must focus on how Brexit affects the voluntary social care sector

Government must focus on how Brexit affects the voluntary social care sector

Brexit will undermine support for disabled people unless the government shores up the voluntary social care sector, according to a new report.   Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), representing leading not-for-profit disability support providers, has issued Risks and rights: how social care can survive Brexit. The report illustrates the negative consequences for social care once […]

5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the rights of EU staff, secure vital cross border treatment in Northern Ireland and safeguard access to lifesaving drugs, equipment and vital medical products, patients could bear the brunt of a […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

The ability of the homecare sector to recruit and retain sufficient care workers will be significantly challenged if proposals contained in a leaked Home Office paper on EU migration policy are implemented, says the United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional body for domiciliary care providers. UKHCA notes that this is a leaked report, which the […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

A Dorset care provider has spoken out over fears escalating recruitment problems and vacancy rates in the care system could get worse after Britain leaves the European Union. Brian Westlake, chairman of Dorset and Somerset care organisation Altogether Care said: “Social care has benefited from free movement of labour across the EU, hence the vision of […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS would fall over without staff from EU countries say Jeremy Hunt

NHS would fall over without staff from EU countries say Jeremy Hunt

Responding to the Health Select Committee report on Brexit and health and social care, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “The major implications for the NHS must not be overlooked in Brexit negotiations, and we support the call for a clear list of the issues to be planned for and who is in […]

28th April 2017 | By | Reply More
How to measure the Brexit-related risks and opportunities facing social care providers

How to measure the Brexit-related risks and opportunities facing social care providers

With Brexit set to dominate the snap general election, VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) is today launching a new resource to help social care providers assess the risks and opportunities facing the sector.             Brexit: risk register and mitigation plan for social care providers, has been developed with VODG […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers invited to give their opinion on Brexit and migrant workers

Care providers invited to give their opinion on Brexit and migrant workers

Launch of Inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration: “Beyond the highly skilled – The Needs of other Economic Migration Stakeholders” The All-Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for Migration today launched an official inquiry into the effects of Brexit on immigration. The theme of the inquiry – Beyond the highly skilled – the needs of […]

2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit means Brexit but what does that mean to the care sector?

Brexit means Brexit but what does that mean to the care sector?

Following concerns that a loss of EU workers as a result of Brexit could lead to the UK care system collapsing, Nick Sanderson, CEO at Audley Retirement Villages comments. Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages commented: “In an economy that has become increasingly dependent on an EU migrant workforce, the care sector is no exception. […]

16th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Brexit report highlights ‘concerns and opportunities’ for disabled people

Brexit report highlights ‘concerns and opportunities’ for disabled people

A new report setting out both the “concerns and opportunities” for disabled people in the aftermath of Brexit has been released by leading disability charity Papworth Trust. The 64-page document, entitled ‘Brexit – What next for disabled people?’, aims to raise awareness of the various issues coming out of the UK’s decision to leave the […]

6th October 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to ‘Brexit and the Future of Migrants in the Social Care Workforce’ report

ADASS responds to ‘Brexit and the Future of Migrants in the Social Care Workforce’ report

Responding to the Independent Age report, ‘Brexit and the Future of Migrants in the Social Care Workforce’, a spokesperson for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) said:   “Every minute of every day, millions of people are receiving a service from adult social care thanks to the contribution of staff from all […]

21st September 2016 | By | Reply More
Disability Group focuses on the future following Brexit

Disability Group focuses on the future following Brexit

A focus on the future: leading voluntary sector group reports on the impact of Brexit VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) represents leading not for profit disability organisations who together provide care and support to over one million disabled people. Immediately after the EU referendum result the group has consulted its membership to identify post-Brexit issues […]

18th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Regardless of Brexit social care remains a central issue

Regardless of Brexit social care remains a central issue

What does Brexit mean for the care sector? Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers, met with senior officials from the Treasury yesterday.  Professor Martin Green, Care England Chief Executive, says: “Whilst we understand that the Treasury, and all other Government departments, will be exercised […]

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