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Skilled Migrant Key Workers…

Following our annual UKBA inspection in Sept 15, in which we were open and honest our licence to sponsor skilled migrant workers was revoked and despite efforts to remedy any administrative errors, our skilled migrant workforce and their dependents were this week given 60 days to leave the United Kingdom.

In previous years, we have always worked with the UKBA to remedy any issues or adapt any recommendations, however this particular inspection was hostile, with no attempt to guide us but every effort made to highlight and make issue of minor administrative errors, non of which were malicious or ill intended. I firmly believe that this change in inspection methodology is a deliberate and fast attempt by this Government to revoke as many sponsor licences as possible in a nationwide attempt to reduce net migration to the United Kingdom. This action is being taken without giving any consideration to the serious consequences of rural Homes such as ours in loosing its skilled migrant workforce, which sets us aside from other services.

The severe difficulty in recruiting local staff or staff who are prepared to relocate to areas such as Docking is proving to be virtually impossible. Villages such as Docking do not have a regular mobile phone signal, let alone any regular public transport for commuters. The macro policies do not understand the factor of rurality and our true difficulties are not recognised at a local level.

I would now urge you to lobby and write to the following people to highlight our concerns so that they might begin to take action:

Sir Henry Bellingham MP                                              BELLINGHAMH@parliament.uk
Robert Goodwill, Minister for Immigration                  Robert.goodwill.mp@parliament.uk
Roger Morgan NCC Quality Assurance Manager       roger.morgan@norfolk.gov.uk

Aston Brooke Solicitors                                                km@astonbrooke.co.uk
David Bale EDP                                                              david.bale2@archant.co.uk

The fact of the matter is that there is a high level government directive to reduce net migration to the UK and it is easier for the Government to target known legal migrants rather than concentrate on illegal immigrants who seem so easily to disappear without trace and remain under the radar.

This action is being taken without any consideration to the devastating consequences on a small care group such as ours which provides a much needed service to the most vulnerable in our community. Without our loyal, dedicated and hardworking skilled migrant staff, we simply can not guarantee the continued safety and wellbeing of our residents and the authorities need to recognise that we are not in a city but operate in one of the most rural parts of the country.

I thank you again for taking our plight seriously and look forward to your support and would ask you to copy me in on any communication you may send or receive in this matter.

Regards
Raj Sehgal
Managing Director

www.armscare.co.uk

raj@armscare.co.uk


Press Article in EDP 11.11.16

Staff at west Norfolk care home ordered to leave Britain

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/staff_at_west_norfolk_care_home_ordered_to_leave_britain_1_4771241

About half the staff at a west Norfolk care home have been ordered to leave Britain, after the licence allowing them to legally work here was withdrawn.

Nine people from the Philippines, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka have been given 60 days to leave the country.

Some of them have worked at the care home in Docking legally for years.

The Home Office has revoked the Docking House’s sponsor licence which gave permission for the workers to be here.

The care home in Station Road is one of five in west Norfolk run by Armscare Ltd, whose managing director Raj Sehgal said: “We have made this public because we want people to fight for us.

“We have about 20 staff at Docking plus the manager, and nine of them have been sent letters giving them 60 days to leave Britain. We have about 40 residents at the home, who are elderly and vulnerable, and nobody has thought about how this will affect them.

“We have an ongoing recruitment drive, but it’s very hard to get new staff in places such as Docking, which are very isolated and hard to get to. It’s especially hard coming up to the Christmas and New Year period.

“We have to sponsor immigrants from outside the EU to work in this country and our homes are inspected yearly by the Home Office. This year, it has revoked the licence.”

A Home Office spokesman said: “Businesses that benefit from the immigration system must ensure they have robust compliance systems in place or risk losing their privilege to sponsor international workers.

“We continually monitor all sponsors on the register and we will take action where we believe there is evidence that a sponsor is not fulfilling all of its duties.”

Are you a resident at the home or a relative of someone who lives there? How do you feel about the news? Let us know. Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk


Asian Achievers Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that ARMSCARE Ltd was honoured to be invited to attend the Asian Achievers Awards 2016 Ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London Hotel on the 16th September.

ARMSCARE Ltd was represented at the awards ceremony by Mrs Seema Sehgal, the Company Secretary and her 2 sons, Aman & Ajay.

 


Asian Achievers Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that ARMSCARE Ltd was honoured to be invited to attend the Asian Achievers Awards 2016 Ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on the 16th September 2016.

ARMSCARE Ltd was represented at the awards ceremony by Mrs Seema Sehgal, the Company Secretary and her 2 sons, Aman & Ajay.

 


ARMSCARE on ITN Anglia News!

Just to let you know that Norfolk Lodge & ARMSCARE will be featured on the 6.00pm Anglian News this evening.
My thanks to Yvonne & all the staff who took part, including a new lady who had only come in for an interview!

Once available we will post a further link on our website, FB page & Twitter feed for you to comment on.