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Truth Legal Solicitors.

Louis MacWilliam. Michelle Lee.

Truth Legal Solicitors.

The Immigration Team at Truth Legal are experts in advising care providers looking to sponsor workers from overseas, including Senior Care Workers.

Like much of the population, we were, and are, angry about the government’s treatment of care workers, especially in the context of immigration. Senior Care Workers are, however, eligible for sponsorship, and we were glad to see the role recognised as a Shortage Occupation in March 2021. Aside from being the right thing to do, listing Senior Care Workers as a Shortage Occupation makes their sponsorship easier for prospective employers like you.

Most importantly, the minimum salary you must pay sponsored Senior Care Workers is reduced to £20,480 gross per annum (£10.10 p/h). This means that sponsoring overseas care staff is now a viable option for many care providers struggling to recruit and retain staff, amidst an acute national shortage.

Obtaining and operating a sponsor licence can be confusing, and there are significant risks to you and your business if you don’t know what you’re doing. Truth Legal can remove the stress by helping you to navigate the entire sponsorship process smoothly. We will apply for the sponsor licence on your behalf, ensure you stay on the right side of Home Office compliance, and help you with any new hire you want to sponsor.

And when it comes to the immigration needs of the care sector, few solicitors can lay claim to the same knowledge, experience and understanding as the Immigration Team at Truth Legal.

Interested? Start here, where you’ll find more information about our track record, and why we care about care.

And for more detailed information about sponsoring Senior Care Workers, see our blog: How to Sponsor a Senior Care Worker.

Better still, contact Louis or Michelle for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can do that here.

Based in Yorkshire, Truth Legal is a firm of solicitors providing legal services to clients nationwide in the areas of immigration, employment, family, personal injury, litigation and more.

UK Passive Fire

Gerald Pickford

UK Passive Fire

We are a family run business with many years experience in the Passive Fire Sector.

We pride ourselves on been able to adapt and overcome the most difficult situations that are placed upon us.

Our unique approach ensures we build a positive working relationship with our clients achieving the desired outcome with the minimum disruption.

The purpose of Passive Fire is to contain or slow the spread of fire and smoke allowing sufficient time for evacuation and emergency response.

It plays a vital and increasingly significant role in safeguarding people, as well as limiting damage to buildings and their contents from fire and smoke.

Fire safety legislation now requires that building owners take full responsibility of all aspects of Fire Safety within their premises. They are required as part of their risk assessment process to ensure that the fire rating elements of the buildings structure meet current legislation.

Once a fire has started it is of paramount importance to stop the fire spreading to other parts of the building.

A fire can spread in many ways but the correct installation of fire stopping materials can prevent this.

Passive Fire Protection is a term that relates to practices and products. It refers to materials built into the structures of buildings that surround us which are intended to slow and or prevent the spread of fire.

If you want to find out more how UK Passive Fire Solutions can assist you please visit our website at

(NCA Sponsor)

Clare Newboult


About VAT Solutions…

We are indirect tax specialists who have worked almost exclusively in the care sector since 2004. We have a unique combination of in-depth VAT and sector knowledge, dealing not only with HMRC on a daily basis (our technical team largely consists of ex HMRC inspectors), but also holding strong working relationships with the relevant contacts at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and health trusts (NI) throughout the UK.

Unlike other general accountancy or tax practices, we use our very specific experience and network of contacts within the care sector on your behalf, thus ensuring that our service provides optimum benefit for your care operation. This level of sector expertise is unique to VAT Solutions. Our tailored approach and the robust systems we have in place, supported by prominent tax counsel and lawyers specialising in care sector regulation, allow us to offer an unrivalled level of expertise.

‘At a time when our sector needs to maximise its financial position, I would encourage any care provider, no matter what size operation they have, to consider the cost benefits and commercial efficiency which the Vat Solutions ‘contract restructuring’ service has to offer.’

Ian Jarvis (Finance Director) - Kingsley Healthcare

Our Contract Restructuring Service…

In these challenging times of ever-increasing cost pressures, the restructuring service offered by VAT Solutions presents a new opportunity for operators (both private and not for profit) to recover VAT on an ongoing basis. By creating the vehicle for taxable supplies (by means of a VAT group registration), we therefore provide a structure which streamlines, centralises and optimises the efficiency of the administration and management of a care operation’s local authority/CCG fee contracting process.

Not only does the new structure create considerable VAT savings for an operator, but also provides significant commercial benefits for the business in the form of improved efficiency and communication regarding local authority fees. Our history of positive and successful dialogue with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, combined with our extensive and thorough implementation support, post implementation advice and ongoing consultative role provide our clients with the best possible outcome to maximise their VAT position.

‘They were with us every step of the way throughout restructuring and implementation and their dedicated trainer worked with our finance team. We really appreciate their ongoing support whenever we need it and they form a ‘niche’ extension to our finance department, plus the opportunity they presented to our business has delivered real benefits above and beyond the norm. It is the contacts, relationships and reputation which they hold within the sector, coupled with their in-depth knowledge of the workings of the care industry, that allow them to maximise the commercial benefit to care operators like us.’

John Hill – Hill Care Ltd

Virgin Money
(NCA Sponsor)

Graham Harrington, Relationship Manager

Virgin Money

'The Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banking Group have now completed their rebrand to Virgin Money. Virgin Money are delighted to continue to support the National Care Association for a further 12 months. Virgin Money has a dedicated health and social care team working exclusively with those operating in the sector. This includes working closely with operators to structure suitable funding solutions and provide financial advice to both operators and their employees where possible. We look forward to working closely with the National Care Association over the course of the next 12 months.’

Richard Hornsey – Director, Health and Social Care

Westfield Health
(NCA Sponsor)

Westfield House, 87 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 1HT

Westfield Health

National Care Association and Westfield Health are pleased to introduce the Foresight Healthcare Plan to members. Whether you need an effective absence and risk management tool, or a valuable employee benefit, the Foresight Plan has been designed to meet your needs as well as providing the health benefits most popular with your employees. All from just £1 per employee per week!



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