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Care workers officially added to Shortage Occupation List in new Statement of Changes

It was announced earlier this year that the UK government would be adding care and home workers to the Shortage Occupation List, making them eligible to be sponsored for the Skilled Worker Route. The latest Statement of Changes, released 24 January 2021, makes provision for this, and will be effective as of 15 February 2022.


Health and Care visa scheme: changes coming in 2022

The Health and Care visa scheme is to be expanded in an attempt to try and boost the social care workforce. This follows the recent £462.5 million investment in the Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund and the £500 million investment as part of the Health and Social Care Levy.

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