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30th September 2016

Brexit could trigger crisis in social care

Leading UK care organisations have warned of a crisis in social care after Britain's referendum decision to leave the EU as migration restrictions could mean a massive shortage of care workers.

National charities Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) have said failure to tackle workforce shortages would mean thousands of older people would lose out on support within the care sector.

Simon Bottery,  director of policy at Independent Age, said: “Care services for elderly and disabled people have come to rely on migrant workers, especially from the EU, so the consequences could be severe if they are unable to work here in future.”

Read the full story on the Guardian website.

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