Croydon in fresh unaccompanied asylum-seeking children plea
Croydon LBC has urged the Government to make up its historic funding gap in the cost of caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).
Councils accused of 'grandstanding' on asylum
The immigration minister has told councils to ‘play their part’ in accommodating asylum seekers, accusing them of ‘simply passing motions and making declarations’.
Homelessness charity calls for Home Office rules to be scrapped
Home Office rules ‘undermine’ efforts to end rough sleeping and should be ‘scrapped immediately,’ a charity has said.
Inquiry launched into asylum accommodation
MPs are to investigate the use of sites such as former barracks to accommodate asylum seekers.
£31m Hong Kong integration fund launched
Funding of £30.7m will be provided to councils to support new arrivals from Hong Kong.
MPs call for government to 're-commit' to Everyone In
Councils ‘can and should’ provide accommodation for all homeless people, a report by MPs has concluded.
Landmark judgement brings rough sleeping clarity
Councils have the legal powers to help people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) who are sleeping rough during the pandemic after a landmark judgement.
Councils boycott ‘cruel and draconian’ deportation rules
Growing numbers of councils have refused to implement new government rules that could lead to migrant rough sleepers being deported.
Top civil servant opens up on asylum challenge
A senior Whitehall official has admitted she has a ‘knot in my stomach most days’ as she grapples with the unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) influx.
Immigration plans branded an 'embarrassing shambles'
The Government’s latest plans for post-Brexit immigration rules have been branded an ‘embarrassing shambles’ after they failed to include care workers.
Call for lifting of immigration rules
Council leaders in England, Scotland and Wales have called for a temporary lifting of the immigration rules that stop some migrants accessing public funds.
How critical is the census?
With the next census due to take place next year, just how crucial is it to local authorities’ abilities to plan services? Chris Mahony examines the issues.
Union estimates 500,000 post-Brexit care staffing gap
The UK could face a social care staffing gap of almost 500,000 workers due to the Government’s new immigration policy, the union representing care workers has warned.
Don’t just leave us to muddle through
Anita Charlesworth examines what the Government’s radical new immigration plans mean for social care – and says it ‘now needs to join up the dots between its policies’ and commit to adequately funding the sector.
Government must confront social care staffing crisis 'head on'
The Government should confront the social care staffing crisis head on if they are to pursue immigration reform, the director of research and economics at The Health Foundation charity has said.
Experts decry ‘lack of consideration’ given to social care in immigration reform
Experts have warned that the Government’s introduction of a points-based immigration system could be detrimental to an already-struggling social care system.
South-east defends record on refugees
Local government figures have defended the record of the south-east and London on taking in asylum seekers and refugees.
Funding is solution to social care recruitment crisis - migration committee
The ‘very real problems’ facing social care employers should be addressed through sustainable funding rather than tinkering with immigration rules, the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee has warned.
How will Brexit impact UK public services?
A area of primary concern for CIPFA is the lack of an economic impact assessment on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, says Rob Whiteman - and without that we are 'flying blind'.
Devolution of immigration proposed to support healthcare
The devolution of immigration quotas to local government is among the proposals by a think-tank aimed at bolstering place-based health.