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What does Brexit mean for Social Care in Kent?

The country has made its decision and whether you were a Brexiteer or a Remainiac, we are leaving the European Union after 43 years. In 2014, 28% of health professionals in the UK were migrant workers*. Here at Connect2Kent, approximately 65% of our Care Support Workers and RGNs originate from outside the UK; they are a highly val…

Councils facing potential £1bn shortfall in adult social care funding

Councils across the country, including Kent County Council, were able for the first time in 2016 to increase their council tax bills by up to 2% to address the funding crisis in adult social care.  The additional money raised by this increase was ring-fenced and could only be used to pay for adult social care. This new scheme rais…

The UK employment market

There was some really interesting data produced earlier this month relating to the state of the UK employment market. Over the previous couple of months the data produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which showed an increase in the number of unemployed, and the data produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confed…