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17 Jan 2022


Recruiting overseas workers - UK Home Office sessions

With care workers being added to the shortage occupation list from mid-February, the Home Office is delivering two events on 21 and 25 January 2022 to provide an overview of the points-based system, the routes available for the care sector and how to become a sponsor.

Join officials from the Home Office's Engagement and Policy teams for a short webinar providing an overview of the points-based immigration system for the social care sector. This will include new information about the Migration Advisory Committee’s recent recommendation to add care workers and home carers to the Shortage Occupation List and the Health and Care Visa.

Session topics

The session will also include updates on:

  • Skilled Worker visa
  • Health and Care Worker visa
  • recruiting an overseas care worker from mid-February 2022
  • how to become a Home Office sponsor
  • other immigration routes
  • Right to Work checks
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • Support available
  • Q&A.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.


You can register your place using these links.

Social Care: Recruiting an overseas Care Worker under Points Based System Tickets, Friday 21 January 2022 at 11.00am

Social Care: Recruiting an overseas Care Worker under Points Based System Tickets, Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 3.30pm


On 1 January 2021 free movement ended and the UK introduced a new points-based immigration system. The new system treats EU and non-EU citizens equally and has transformed the way all people come to the UK to work and study. Anyone coming to the UK to work or study, excluding Irish citizens, must apply for permission in advance.

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council