The British government has announced a temporary change to the Health and Care Worker Visa conditions, including adult social care staff: care workers, care assistants and care workers. domicile (home care workers) in the List of deficient occupations, which provides the possibility of employment with a minimum annual salary of GBP 20,480, informs on Friday the Romanian Embassy in London, according to digi24.ro.
The temporary measure will enter into force at the beginning of 2022 for a period of at least 12 months.
Further information, including on eligibility conditions for health and care visas, is available on the UK Government website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/biggest-visa-boost-for-social-care -as-health-and-care-visa-scheme-expanded and https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa)
London authorities have also announced an extension of the visa waiver for seasonal workers until the end of 2024, to allow foreign workers to arrive in the UK for up to 6 months, to carry out gainful employment in both the edible horticultural sector. (fruits, vegetables) and ornamentals (flowers) (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/industry-given-certainty-around-seasonal-workers-but-told-to-focus-on- domestic-workforce), reports digi24.ro.
Photo source: Petru Clej / Romanians in Burnt Oak, London