19 Dec 2018

Warnings that hundreds of thousands could be left without carers after Brexit

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

One of the sectors which relies heavily on lower-skilled workers from abroad, especially the EU, is social care, and employers have warned they will find it hard to adapt and fill vacancies when freedom of movement comes to an end.

One of the sectors which relies heavily on lower-skilled workers from abroad, especially the EU, is social care, and employers have warned they will find it hard to adapt and fill vacancies when freedom of movement comes to an end. There’s already a shortfall of around 90,000 care workers in the UK and, according to new research, hundreds of thousands of people could be left without¬†carers¬†over the next ten years.