Jackie Porter

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Nuffield Trust report tells us how Brexit would be disastrous for care services in homes and at home.

by Jackie Porter on 30 May, 2017

A report by the Nuffield Trust has found the NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK because their access to healthcare abroad is withdrawn after Brexit.

The report also calculates that care homes and home-care agencies could end up as many as 70,000 staff short by 2025/26, if migration of unskilled workers from the EU is halted after Brexit.

Responding, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

“These stark figures show Theresa May’s extreme version of Brexit would be a disaster for the NHS. Crashing out of the EU without a deal would mean the loss of healthcare rights for British pensioners in Europe, putting huge pressure on our hospitals. We risk seeing nurses and social care workers from the EU leaving in their droves because Theresa May won’t do the right thing and guarantee their right to stay.

Jackie says: We can get this right for a better future for the carers (in the NHS and in Social care) and those that they care for.

We will stand up to a bad Brexit deal that would hit the care industry and the NHS hard, and give people the final say with a chance to remain in the EU.

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  1. Deborah Barker says:

    After watching the debate last night I was shocked that your leader Tim Farron from his comments is unaware of the situation with care homes at present.
    If you are unfortunate to have to go into a care home you have to pay, most can’t therefore their homes have to sold to pay for it. This is happening now.
    Please can you inform Mr Farron of this or maybe he was just scaremongering!

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