Immigration debate needs your supportType: News
Topic: Brexit | Immigration | Policy and legislation | Volunteering
Published on: 25th June 2020
We expect an important debate on the impact of the proposed points based immigration system on health and social care to take place at Westminster next week.
Protecting volunteers’ invaluable contribution
Nationals from other countries make an invaluable contribution to the work of the Camphill communities in providing care and support to people with learning disabilities and other support needs, and in other health and social care settings.
Emma Walker, Director of Camphill Scotland, said:
We really appreciate the 215 international volunteers from across the world who live and work in Scottish Camphill communities together with around 600 people with learning disabilities and other support needs.
The new immigration system must not put the ability and willingness of people from across the world who wish to volunteer with Camphill at risk.
Safeguarding overseas’ health & social care workers
We believe an independent evaluation is necessary to determine the full impact of the ending of freedom of movement, and of the introduction of the Points Based Immigration system, upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations, including the care and support for disabled people, for children and young people, for people with long term conditions and other support needs.
Amendment NC1 has been lodged to the Immigration Bill by Brendan O’Hara MP on behalf of the ALLIANCE, Camphill Scotland, SCVO, the Care Forum Wales, Disability Wales, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, UNISON and our other partners totaling 37 organisations across the UK. Next week’s Westminster debate on immigration is a crucial part of the process for the Bill
How you can support the debate on immigration
We would welcome your support in the following ways, by Monday 29th June.
- Organisations can show their support by sending us their logos
- Individuals can write to their MP asking them to add their name to the list of MPs supporting the Amendment
Read Amendment NC1
Amendment NC 1 has been lodged by Brendan O’Hara MP for the Report Stage of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill.
Brendan O’Hara MP has lodged Amendment NC1 on behalf of the ALLIANCE, Camphill Scotland, SCVO, the AoCC, CCPS, the Care Forum Wales, Disability Wales, Inclusion Scotland, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, Scottish Care, UNISON and our other partners totaling 37 organisations across the UK.
Amendment NC1 would require the UK Government to commission an independent evaluation of the impact of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, and of the introduction of a Points Based Immigration system, upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations. The independent evaluator would, in undertaking the evaluation, be required to consult the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the relevant Northern Ireland Ministers, service providers, those requiring health and social care services, and others.
This, in turn, will help to ensure that the post-Brexit strategic planning and decision making of Governments, local authorities, the third sector, unions, the health and social care sector and other key agencies across the UK, in relation to the health and social care sector in their respective nations, is fully informed and shaped by robust evidence.
Contact our Policy & Engagement Manager for more information by email or mobile: 07825-149005