“This is a positive report that reinforces a number of concerns that the LGA has recently raised."
Responding to a report by the Cavendish Coalition on Brexit and the Health and Social Care workforce, Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Brexit Taskforce, said:
“This is a positive report that reinforces a number of concerns that the LGA has recently raised.
“From the cradle to the grave, social care will touch all of our lives in some way so its sustainability is critical.
“Eight per cent of social care staff are non-UK EU nationals and therefore represents one of the sectors most vulnerable to changes in migration rules.
“With people living longer, increases in costs and decreases in funding, adult social care is at breaking point. The recent report of the Migration Advisory Committee reinforces the need to improve pay and conditions for social care staff in order to attract the workforce that is needed. This is something that the Government must address in its Green Paper on social care and in the forthcoming spending review. It is also important that the social care sector receives the same guarantees as the NHS on the future workforce to ensure that quality care can be maintained.”