Care homes in the UK rely on migrant workers as staff to care for their elderly residents.   But recent changes to the immigration policy is wreaking havoc because of the requirement that migrant workers be paid more then GBP7.02 per hour, a rate that most care homes cannot afford.

According to the TimesonLine, this has forced some migrant workers to work illegally for a lower wage.   “Experts have warned that recent immigration clampdowns are threatening the future of the care industry, and driving its non-EU workers into a ‘trafficking scenario’.