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St Catherine’s Education Programme 2018/19

St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough now have their Education programme dates available to view here…


Greater resilience, better care

Come along to this free event and learn how you can develop resilience in your workplace. Developing the resilience of your workers is one of the key ways to retain workers with the right values and behaviours.

For more information view the leaflet here…


Update on citizens’ rights and EU Settlement Scheme

Today the UK Government has published more details about the new scheme for EU citizens and their families, to allow them to continue living and working here as now after the UK leaves the EU.  This is an important step in delivering the reciprocal agreement with the EU.

The agreement recognises the valuable contribution that EU citizens make to the UK, and that UK nationals make to the EU.  We want EU citizens and their families who have made the UK their home to stay, and the process we are setting up will mean they can do so quickly and easily.

A simple and straightforward scheme will open later this year to enable EU citizens arriving before the end of 2020 to apply for their status.  Today’s publication includes the draft Rules for the scheme, as well as confirming that:

  • Applications will be via a short online process.
  • Most EU citizens will only need to prove their identity and demonstrate their residence in the UK. They will be required to declare whether they have any criminal convictions and we will check that they are not a serious or persistent criminal.
  • It will cost £65 and £32.50 for children under 16.
  • It will be free for those with valid documented permanent residence or valid indefinite leave to remain or enter.

A range of user-friendly guidance and support, including a customer contact centre, will be in place when the scheme launches to help citizens through the process and we are taking particular care that adequate support is in place for more vulnerable citizens.

The Immigration Rules for the scheme will be formally laid before Parliament later this summer and officials will be discussing the draft Rules with you at the next meeting of the Employers’ Representative Group.

As you know, the Home Office is also creating communications tools which employers, service providers and networks can use to help keep EU citizens informed.

EU citizens and their family members do not need to do anything now.  There will be no change to their current rights until the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020, and the deadline for applications to the scheme for those resident here by the end of 2020 will be 30 June 2021. The scheme will be phased in later this year and gradually open more widely until it is fully open, by the end of March 2019.

We greatly appreciate your continued support in communicating about the scheme and providing reassurance to EU citizens.  Please encourage EU citizens in your organisation and networks to visit GOV.UK and sign up to the UK Government email list to receive regular updates.

Yours sincerely

Caroline Nokes
Immigration Minister


Supporting People to Take Medications – Harrogate Providers Only

This one day face to face workshop style course is suitable for anyone in-volved in supporting people with medicines regardless of care setting i.e. sup-port workers in health and care, unpaid carers, volunteers and pharmacy assis-tants.

View the flyer here


Provider Engagement Events

The 2018 Provider Engagement Events have now been scheduled.

You can view the schedule by clicking on the Provider Engagement Events link above.

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