The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has published new guidance on how EU care staff and service users can continue to live, work and access funding and services in the UK.
The organisation is urging all social care providers to direct their teams, clients and residents to the guidance, so they can be made aware of the EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply.
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.”
Click here to read the guidance in full.