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International Recruitment

The Government is committed to helping providers make more effective use of international recruitment to help grow the adult social care workforce alongside wider action to improve domestic recruitment and retention.

We recognise that many providers find international recruitment difficult and experience various barriers, including administrative complexity and cost, together with issues around pastoral support, housing and travel. Our International Recruitment Hub contains guidance and resources, as well as signposting to support services, to help our providers overcome these barriers, whilst upholding an ethical approach.

It has been commissioned as part of the Department of Health and Social Care International Recruitment Funding initiative and produced by SESCA, in collaboration with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS). We would like to give special thanks to the contributors from across the sector involved in developing it.

The immigration system is constantly changing, and although our Hub is updated from time to time, the GOV.UK website provides official, up-to-date guidance.

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Find out more about the South East Social Care Alliance (SESCA), including links to helpful information and guidance relating to International Recruitment.

local support

We’re compiling a catalogue of support that is available to overseas workers in West Sussex, including housing and accommodation, healthcare, community groups and more.