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Care Workers: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN 108604, tabled on 20 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will place Care Workers and Home Carers on the Shortage Occupation List, as recommended in the Migration Advisory Committee’s 2021 Annual Report.

Answered on

25 January 2022

The Government has already announced it would be accepting the Migration Advisory Committee recommendation to add care workers and home carers to the Shortage Occupation List and making them eligible for the Health and Care Visa: Biggest visa boost for social care as Health and Care Visa scheme expanded - GOV.UK (

On 24 January the Government laid the necessary changes to the immigration rules which will come into force on 15 February.. I refer my Honourable Friend to the Written Ministerial Statement of 24 January for further details.

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