The King's Fund responds to Migration Advisory Committee review of Shortage Occupation List

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Commenting on the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the shortage occupation list, Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, said:

‘We welcome the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation that senior care workers are added to shortage occupation list. This provides long-overdue recognition of the immense public value of social care roles. However, no one should pretend that these limited changes will resolve the longstanding issues with recruitment in social care. As the Committee recognises, poor pay remains a major issue in the sector. There needs to be a well-funded social care system that recognises the value of care workers with fair pay and conditions.’

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