Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ethnic Minorities will make up 30% of UK population by 2050

Cynthia Barker writes...Good morning, I'm off to Trafalgar Square in central London to visit the Philippine Embassy! Always a pleasure to meet the dedicated staff who do so much to help the Filipino community in Britain.

I read today that that black and minority ethnic (BME) communities will make up to 30% of the UK's population by 2050, according to research by the Policy Exchange - A Portrait Of Modern Britain. 

The UK would not run without immigrants, who work extremely hard and also do many of the jobs the locals do not want to do -care work for instance.

Speaking of care, the BBC reports today that care agencies must ensure that care worker recruits speak English before placing them in vulnerable people's homes, a government adviser has warned.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 today, Dr Shereen Hussein, scientific adviser to the Department of Health, said that poor language skills could lead to bad care and abuse.

According to King's College London, 20% of carers are migrant workers, which in my experience is probably a conservative estimate - care homes and domiciliary care providers are run by migrant workers from countries such as The Philippines, Romania and Africa

Care minister Norman Lamb said communication skills would be required for the new Care Certificate which is being introduced to improve standards of professionalism in the care industry.

Care agencies, such as Concept Care Solutions and Dolphin Care cannot recruit enough workers to fill vacancies and are always advertising for staff. 

Right now they need health care assistants for NHS jobs paying up to £18 per hour, care workers for learning disability homes, RGN nurses and allied health professionals - email your CV to

If you need advice on any immigration matter, including overstaying your visa, EU or UK immigration law, or want to appeal against a refusal, call Cynthia Barker on 07850 307687 or 0208 731 5972 or email her your details to Cynthia Barker is a qualified OISC Registered Immigration Adviser, with 15 years experience in immigration matters, with a team of Level 3 Immigration Law Practitioners, Concept Care Solutions, Middlesex House, 29-45 High Street, Edgware, HA8 7UU.

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