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The Care sector is facing unprecedented challenges in securing talent. There is dire staff shortage in the UK care sector in 2023. The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee report 2022-2023 has described it as a “workforce crisis”. Today, adult social care vacancy numbers remain over 150,000, with 99% of care workers sponsored […]

National law firm Freeths has advised England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people Anchor on the acquisition of a brand new luxury care home in Skipton, North Yorkshire, from Hadrian Healthcare Limited. The Mill House in Sackville Street is a purpose-built 86-bed care home developed on the historic site of a […]

In February 2023 the Government announced that £15 million of funding will be made available during 2023 and 2024 to fund international recruitment within the adult social care sector. The sector struggles with significant labour shortages with employers across the health and care sectors unable to recruit and keep the staff they need. Vacancy rates […]

In February 2023, the Home Office changed the rules for supplementary work for sponsored workers in the UK on a Health and Care Visa, lifting the 20-hour cap on supplementary work. Ordinarily sponsored workers can work in their main sponsored job and can undertake up to 20 hours supplementary work. Supplementary work must be in […]

National law firm Freeths has today announced its partnership with the £500 Challenge, launched by The Care Workers’ Charity. This fundraising campaign is aimed at encouraging businesses across the adult social care sector to commit to an annual donation of £500, the same as an average grant they award to a care worker experiencing financial […]

Join the Freeths Care Team together with Justin Crowther, (Corporate Financial Advisor and Head of Healthcare at Alantra) and Hoong Wey Woon, (Head of UK Healthcare Real Estate at Alantra), who will be discussing the recent impact on the private care sector as a result of increased funding options and competitive capital and investment availability. […]

Freeths’ Care team are pleased to announce that they have been appointed as a member of Anchor’s new legal services panel along with six other firms, following a tender process. Anchor is England’s largest not for profit provider of housing and care for people in later life. The other firms alongside Freeths on the new […]

On 24 January 2022 the Home Office published changes to the Skilled Worker route for care workers. From 15 February 2022, care assistants, care workers, carers, home care assistants, home carers and support workers (nursing home) have been included on the Shortage Occupation List, making these roles eligible for the Skilled Worker visa route. Previously […]

It is now common knowledge that, with effect from 11 November 2021, all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated unless they are exempt under the Regulations.  But how, and by whom, will this be enforced and what are the possible penalties for failing to comply with […]

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