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New care crisis looms as rules shut out EU staff

Many care homes are reliant on staff from the European Union, and once we leave the EU it will be hard to cover these gaps.

Labour has been warning for months now about the risks posed to social care by the Government’s new immigration system, which come on top of long standing problems with high vacancy and turnover rates and the additional pressures of Covid-19.

Ministers must now set out a proper workforce strategy to secure hundreds of thousands more frontline care workers, including because of Brexit, so we have a decent care system all parts of the country.

Read more in The Sunday Times.