On 20th April 2021 we discussed the risks that migrants working in the care sector face, what this means for the sector, and what needs to happen to ensure their rights are protected.

After the clapping stops: the crisis facing migrant care workers Date and time: Tuesday 20th April, 15.30-16.45
Event: After the clapping stops: the crisis facing migrant care workers
Date and time: Tuesday 20th April, 15.30-16.45
Organised by: the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and the Sustainable Care Research Programme

About the event

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on care work like never before. Care workers and other key workers have been applauded and celebrated, yet there is a looming crisis facing the care sector. British and migrant care workers have stood shoulder to shoulder through this pandemic, yet Brexit and the UK’s broken immigration system create specific risks for migrants. EU citizens rights’ have been put at risk by the EU Settlement scheme, while migrants from outside the EU face extraordinary visa fees, difficulties maintaining their status and vulnerability to exploitation. On Tuesday 20 April we will be discussing the risks that migrants working in the care sector face, what this means for the sector, and what needs to happen to ensure their rights are protected.

Chair
Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East

Speakers
Shereen Hussein, Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Caitlin Boswell, EU Citizens’ Project Officer at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Kinga Milankovics, a self-employed care provider and co-founder of the Hekate Conscious Ageing Foundation.

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