Thursday 19th November, 14:00 (for a 14:30 start) - 16:30, ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, Westminister, London, SW1P 3QB

On Thursday 19th November, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) in partnership with Independent Age launched a major new report on migration and social care. 

'Moved to Care' explores future demand for adult social care, and estimated the potential impact of migration policy on the ability of the care workforce to meet demand.

With demand for adult social care set to rise in line with longevity, the supply of skilled and caring staff will become increasingly critical, yet there are big questions about where this supply of workers is going to come from. Against the backdrop of continued fiscal consolidation, including inevitable cuts in spending on care services, and all political parties planning to “get tough on migration”, we will need to challenge current political orthodoxies and think up creative solutions in order to deliver the type of care that many will need over the years ahead. Given the current direction of travel, it has perhaps never been more important to take stock of how we might practically develop policies to ensure adequate provision of long-term care over the decades to come.

Please see below for a copy of the presentations delivered at the launch.

To read the report in full, and access an executive summary, please click here.

To read a summary of the interviews Independent Age conducted with migrant care workers, please click here.