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UK to ease immigration rules for care workers as shortage worsens

Loss of more than 40,000 staff over past six months prompts move to recruit overseas

Thousands of additional care workers are to be recruited from abroad to fill chronic gaps in the workforce, the government has announced, after figures showed more than 40,000 social care staff had left the sector in the past six months.

Immigration rules will be relaxed for care workers, care assistants and home care workers, who will be added to the Home Office’s shortage occupation list.

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