UK government to offer visas for care workers for 12 months period
The UK Government official website reported that thousands of additional care workers could be recruited to boost the adult social care workforce following temporary changes to the health and care visa to make social care workers, care assistants and home care workers eligible for a 12-month period.
It mentioned, this move will make it quicker, cheaper and easier for social care employers to recruit eligible workers to fill vital gaps.
It nothe that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a range of staff shortages within the social care sector, placing pressures on the existing workforce, despite the incredible and tireless efforts of social care staff.
According to the website, this boost follows the recommendation from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to make care workers and home carers eligible for the Health and Care visa and add the occupation to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL).