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Duncan Lewis Solicitor Criticises Home Office over Family Visa Policies for Care Workers (3 May 2024)

Date: 03/05/2024
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In a recently published article by the Guardian, Jeremy Bloom has discussed the impact of the new visa policies that came into place last month and see children and partners of care workers denied a visa.


Solicitor Jeremy Bloom is joined by the Public Law team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors in representing Migrants at Work, an organisation formed to address the exploitation of Third Country Nationals by the host state, in a legal challenge against the government’s new policy to bar care workers from bringing children and partners to the UK.


The controversial policy, which took effect last month, has been introduced at a time when the vacancy rate in the adult social care workforce is at almost 10%.


Discussing this policy with The Guardian, Jeremy stated that “We haven’t seen any evidence that the Home Office has properly considered the impact that this will have on people coming to the UK on health and social care visas, on the vulnerable individuals who need access to social care, or on the wider system of social care.”


He added, “The secretary of state is clear that a full impact assessment was not carried out prior to the introduction of the policy, which raises very serious concerns about whether he has complied with the public sector equality duty.”


The full article by the Guardian can be read here: UK policy denying visas to children of care workers faces legal challenge


About Jeremy Bloom


Duncan Lewis’ public law solicitor Jeremy Bloom is a highly experienced lawyer with particular expertise in representing Windrush clients on immigration and compensation matters, as well as representing individuals at all stages of the asylum process. If you are affected by any of the issues in this article, you can contact him for advice via email at Jeremyb@duncanlewis.com or via telephone on 020 3114 1260.


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