VODG welcomes Health Committee’s focus on securing the social care workforce post-Brexit

VODG welcomes the House of Commons report on Brexit and health and social care, especially its focus on the workforce. Around 90,000 people from EU countries work in adult social care.

Commenting on the launch of the Health Committee report Dr Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive, said:

“The numbers of people who require care and support are rising, alongside increased complexity of people’s need; the social care workforce will need to expand exponentially in the years ahead to meet this demand. We therefore welcome the Health Committee’s recognition that, post-Brexit, adult social care services should be able to recruit and retain some of their workforce from the EU.”

VODG has a programme of work on managing Brexit-related risks and issues in the sector. Our most recent report includes workforce considerations social care providers could be alert to as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

For further comment on Brexit risks and issues by VODG chief executive Dr Rhidian Hughes read this blog.