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Wage cap to restrict availability of much needed care staff after Brexit.

Home care and nurses recruitment

A report highlights the likely effect of the government’s salary cap post Brexit on the social care workforce. It paints a bleak picture suggesting than no workers would qualify for entry to the Uk under the new rules.
With an estimated 122,000 vacancies in the sector and the government currently reviewing how social care is funded this will likely add to the problems facing the sector.

Social care leaders say Britain will miss out on ‘desperately needed’ care workers after Brexit, because the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) recommendation to government to lower the salary threshold for non-British workers fails to go far enough.

In a report, the committee has recommended the government reduce by £4,400 the salary threshold for skilled workers taking a job in Britain, after the UK leaves the European Union.

After Brexit, the right under freedom of movement rules for EU nationals to live and work in Britain goes. For people arriving in Britain with a job offer, MAC recommends cutting the general minimum salary requirement from £30,000 to £25,600.

While MAC argues the threshold will stop the undercutting of the labour market, care leaders have voiced their concerns that the workforce shortages in social care will only get worse.

Simon Bottery, senior fellow at The King’s Fund, said: “One in six staff working in adult social care in England have a non-British nationality. These workers are crucial for the viability of social care services which are struggling to cope with approximately 122,000 vacancies at any one time.

“By prioritising higher-paid workers, the Migration Advisory Committee recommendations for a points-based visa system would effectively shut the door to thousands of people who are desperately needed to shore up the social care workforce.

“In doing so, the Committee has batted the social care staffing problem back to government, challenging the government to improve care worker pay and conditions so more home-grown staff are attracted to the roles. However, the immediate reality is that the average hourly pay for care workers is below the rate paid in most supermarkets.”

The Biggest Killer in UK is dementia!

Home care services Everycare UKRecent news headlines have reported dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK. Dr Clare Walton from the Alzheimer’s Society research team looked at the reasons why deaths from dementia are on the rise and how the numbers compare with deaths due to other major diseases.

The latest death statistics for England and Wales, released by The Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed the number of people dying of dementia is steadily increasing year on year.

In contrast, the number of people dying from heart disease and stroke has been declining. In 2015, dementia overtook heart disease and stroke as the UK’s biggest cause of death.

The percentage of all UK deaths from the top four leading causes in 2017 were dementia, heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.

For more on this story visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

Everycare Hillingdon win the 2019 Top 20 Home Care Provider Award from

Home care top 20 awardEverycare Hillingdon are delighted to have won the 2019 Top 20 Home Care Provider Award from

This is the 4th award in 5 years that we have won but it is still every bit as special as the others. The award is all the more special as it is based upon the reviews and recommendations given by clients and their families. Marie Cavanagh, the Registered Manager of Everycare Hillingdon said ‘We are really proud of our staff who have worked so hard to provide outstanding care to our clients, who in turn have taken the time out to provide us with these delightful reviews and recommendations.”

Everycare provide home care, overnight care and live in care services to the people of Ruislip, Eastcote, Northwood, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Uxbridge and the surrounding areas.

Living with dementia – what can you do to make life easier?

Dining room Dementia and how to change your house to make life easier

A house in the UK designed especially to help people with dementia is inspiring families, care-home owners and council workers to make changes to their own homes.

Lighter carpets and carefully chosen paint colours are just some of the tweaks that you can make which can keep people with dementia living independently for longer – saving both families and local authorities money in care fees.

Around the world, the number of people with dementia is increasing because people are living longer but dementia affects everyone differently.

To take a look around the house by video visit the BBC website.