"The Migration Advisory Committee’s message is clear – migration is just one of the pressures affecting adult social care. However the real issue is funding. Thresholds of £30,000 and £26,400 are largely meaningless in a sector where over a third earn the national living wage. 

"Colleagues in adult social care enable millions of us to live the lives we want to lead, but pay doesn’t reflect their experience, skills and dedication. ADASS is calling on the Government to seize the opportunity and sort out short term funding, set out its vision for longer term reform and support the development of a long term plan for adult social care. We must send a signal that social care staff are valued and they will be rewarded for the amazing work they do, and difference they make to our lives every day."