New guidance has been published on how EU care staff and service users can continue to live, work and access funding and services in the UK.
The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) is calling on all social care organisations to ensure staff and service users are made aware of how to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
CPA Chair, Lisa Lenton, said: “EU care workers, people who use services and families are a vital part of the care sector. We need them to feel secure and confident in remaining in the UK after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
“While care providers are not legally obliged to check if people have applied to the scheme, the CPA strongly recommends that they direct people to information on the EU Settlement Scheme, and encourage them to apply where appropriate. COVID-19 has resulted in some delays to applications, so again, it is better to apply as soon as possible. Our new guidance provides all the details needed, and we will be updating our information on a regular basis.”
The guidance is available on the CPA website at https://careprovideralliance.org.uk/euss-guidance-for-care-providers