Bereavement scheme extended to all NHS support staff and social care workers after backlash

A bereavement scheme set up to support the families of workers who die of coronavirus.has been extended to the families and dependents of all NHS support staff and social care workers.

The Home Office made the announcement following criticism that care workers, cleaners and porters had been left out of the scheme, which only applied to certain occupations including nurses, biochemists and radiographers.


Under the scheme announced in April, families of health workers who have died after contracting Covid-19 have been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.  Click here to read more.

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