Social services chiefs today warned that Brexit risks worsening workforce shortages, making it harder to “wash, dress and feed” thousands of elderly people who depend on daily support. They raised the alarm over the danger that post-Brexit immigration rules could “lock out” desperately needed staff from the EU in a sector already struggling to fill posts. In a letter to the Evening Standard, Glen Garrod, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), warned of the potential impact of a proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for skilled workers to come to the UK after Brexit. “Given the number of people working in social care that come from the EU, it is likely that the sector will struggle to cope unless there is an absolute guarantee from government that our colleagues from EU countries can continue to come to work here, without disruption,” he said. “Our valued and dedicated workforce, which includes … [Read more...] about Brexit will make it harder to ‘wash, dress and feed’ elderly people
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CROOKS are providing illegal immigrants with fake passports and documents to land jobs caring for the vulnerable in a plot exposed by The Sun. The criminals were able to supply our investigators with a “full package” of bogus documents under a false name — including a Kenyan passport, UK residency permit, National Insurance letter and utility bills — for just £400. A staff member at Reliable Care Services, based in Chadwell Heath, East London, acted as a fixer — supplying our investigator with details of cohorts who could provide the dodgy documents. The agency supplies staff to charities and organisations including Mencap, homeless group St Mungo’s, housing body Metropolitan Thames Valley and The Westminster Society, which supports those with learning disabilities. The scam means their vulnerable clients could have been cared for by staff whose criminal backgrounds were unchecked. And it could mean workers who arrived in the UK … [Read more...] about Crooks selling fake IDs to illegal immigrants to land care jobs working with elderly and vulnerable
By Kimberly Veklerov Published 3:43 pm PST, Monday, December 31, 2018 Tyler Roberson has ambitious plans for pursue a college degree in psychology and a career in counseling. Tyler Roberson has ambitious plans for pursue a college degree in psychology and a career in counseling. Photo: Sarahbeth Maney / Special To The Chronicle Photo: Sarahbeth Maney / Special To The Chronicle Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Tyler Roberson has ambitious plans for pursue a college degree in psychology and a career in counseling. Tyler Roberson has ambitious plans for pursue a college degree in psychology and a career in counseling. Photo: Sarahbeth Maney / Special To The Chronicle She had vision and drive, but job loss … [Read more...] about She had vision and drive, but job loss could have derailed everything
Nine years into a robust economic expansion, with Minnesota’s unemployment rate at historic lows, the number of people on public health insurance for the poor is still at historic highs. Back in 2013, when Minnesota’s unemployment rate was 5 percent, the state had 740,000 people on Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid. Since then, unemployment has fallen to 2.8 percent, while Medicaid rolls have grown every year, reaching 1.1 million. The result is that, despite the strongest economy in a generation, roughly 1 in 5 Minnesotans qualify for subsidized health coverage. That economic puzzle was compounded this month when the state released its latest budget forecast. It predicts that Medicaid growth will decelerate starting in 2019, the first sign of a slowdown since the Great Recession, but says total enrollment will not shrink in the next five years. One reason for the program’s growth is that Minnesota deliberately expanded Medicaid under the federal Affordable … [Read more...] about Minnesota has plenty of jobs, but health insurance? No
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