The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) today called on staff and service users who are EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to ensure they are able to continue to live, work and access funding and services in the UK after 30 June 2021.

The CPA represents the 10 leading care provider trade associations in England.

While recent data indicates a high level of applications to the scheme, the CPA is encouraging all social care organisations to ensure their staff and people who use their services are aware of the EUSS and how to apply.

CPA chair, Lisa Lenton said: “EU care workers, people who use services and families are a vital part of the care sector. We need them to feel secure and confident in remaining in the UK after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

“While care providers are not legally obliged to check if people have applied to the scheme, the CPA strongly recommends that they direct people to information on the EU Settlement Scheme, and encourage them to apply where appropriate. Covid-19 has resulted in some delays to applications, so again, it is better to apply as soon as possible. Our new guidance provides all the details needed, and we will be updating our information on a regular basis.”

Date published: July 24, 2020

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