Addressing Social Care Staffing Shortages Amidst Stricter Immigration Policies
On Monday, the 4th of December, UK Home Secretary James Cleverly announced plans to reduce migration levels, which would prevent around 300,000 overseas care workers from being able to migrate to the UK with dependents from the spring of 2024.
The changes announced pose significant challenges, particularly regarding recruiting overseas care workers. The increased minimum salary thresholds and restrictions on bringing family dependents to the UK are a concern for the existing staffing shortages within the social care sector.
We understand the tremendous pressure that care providers face not only from the latest announcements but also due to difficulty reaching residents due to time, travel and location limitations.
However, in the face of these challenges, GenieConnect® can help mitigate the acute impact of staff shortages. GenieConnect® is a remote care platform that delivers results in managing care more efficiently by avoiding up to 10 hours of care per recipient each week. This alleviation of capacity allows more care to be delivered using the current resources available.
Amid these changes, care providers must explore alternative approaches like GenieConnect® that offer remote care services as part of a hybrid-care approach. By implementing such innovative solutions, care organisations can adapt to the evolving landscape with the reassurance that care quality care is not compromised.
If you’d like more information or a demonstration of how GenieConnect® can benefit your organisation, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can navigate these challenges together and ensure the continued delivery of exceptional care services.
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