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Shortfall of 28,000 care staff in five years - worst case scenario say DHSCShortfall of 28,000 care staff in five years - worst case scenario say DHSC

The Daily Telegraph on 5th August reported on the submission made by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC is a non-departmental public body that advises the government on migration issues.

According to the Telegraph, the DHSC, said that in a "worst case scenario" if EU migrants are barred from coming to the UK there will be a shortfall of 28,000 care staff within five years.

More controversially, the Telegraph report DHSC saying there will be "wider risk to labour market participation" because growing numbers of people, "especially women", will have to give up their jobs to provide "informal care" for loved ones.

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