Britain to leave the EU Implications for Adult Social Care… and Hica.
Britain to leave the EU
Implications for Adult Social Care… and Hica.
After the historic decision by British voters to leave the EU the country is entering a period of uncertainty that will affect many businesses, organisations and employees.
We are in uncharted territory and the only thing that is certain, is that nothing is certain. Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum says in her blog, posted today ‘ As the campaign trail blazed over recent weeks – the only certain factor seemed that a vote to leave was a vote for the unknown. Well – here we are on the 24th June – absolutely – steadfastly in the unknown! That is a place where no one wants to stay for long – and whilst the political fallout may rage on for weeks and months to come – providers of adult social care need to get their ducks in a row to understand what the implications might be and to work together to influence and mitigate to support our residents and customers, our servicers and our workforce. ‘
Of more immediate concern is the need to support our workforce through these uncertain times. We recognize some of our employees – those EU nationals working in Britain - may feel a little anxious following the referendum decision. We would reassure them that, right now, there is no immediate reason to be concerned. We are part of the hica family and I am sure hica colleagues will show care and understanding in their position and will offer support.
All politicians and civil servants say there will be no dramatic or instant changes; negotiations will take months, possibly years, before any changes start to be implemented.
Here at the Hica Group it will remain ‘business as usual’ as we continue with our daily operations.
We will keep focused on what we do best – providing professional care and a high quality of service to vulnerable people in our homes and communities in and around the areas in which we work.