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Social Services

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans undertake a review the classification of non-supervisory care work as low-skilled work.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The classification of the skill level of jobs is based upon advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

The MAC has been clear immigration is not the solution to addressing staffing levels in the social care sector.

The Government is working alongside employers to ensure the workforce has the right number of people to meet increasing demands and have recently launched a national recruitment campaign for Social Care.

Senior care workers who meet the criteria will be able to come to the UK through the points-based system.

We are also providing councils with access to an additional £1.5 billion for adults and children’s social care in 2020-21.

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