Disabled people struggling to hire carers after Brexit | The Observer

Ministers refuse to ease immigration restrictions as campaigners warn of ‘social care time bomb’

Disabled people are struggling to hire carers to help with vital daily tasks due to low pay and Brexit, the Observer has been told, with ministers refusing to ease immigration restrictions to address the crisis.

According to a report published earlier this month, an estimated 70,000 care users employ around 100,000 live-in carers and personal assistants (PAs) through public funds, via a system known as direct payments, to assist with daily tasks such as cleaning, personal care and transport.

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