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Home Office names New Milton’s Share 2 Care recruitment agency as breaking employment laws

A New Milton care recruitment agency has been fined £10,000 for employing illegal workers.

Share 2 Care, based in Herbert Road, was named in a quarterly Home Office round-up of firms penalised for using illegal workers.

The company describes itself on its website as offering “independent recruitment services for care staff to care homes, residential and nursing care homes for the elderly, learning disabilities and supported living”.

It adds: “We offer a dignified and quality health care services (sic) within Hampshire region.

“Share 2 Care agency is aiming at providing good quality care to all by providing highly qualified and well trained health care professionals for nursing care homes and residential care homes.”

Share 2 Care was named in the Home Office’s January to March 2023 round-up.

The maximum penalty for employing people who were known or suspected to have no right to work in the UK is five years in jail and an unlimited fine.

A spokesperson for Share 2 Care said: “It’s an incident that happened a year ago whereby full compliance was done on one particular applicant who happened to have forged his documents and false identity.

“That particular candidate and his intentions were discovered within a week of submitting his application and it was withdrawn within a week after it was established that he wasn’t whom he said he was.

“Unfortunately we had already placed him at a certain care home at the time and home affairs (sic) reached out to us about the particular candidate and they advised on improving our compliance systems in the future and issued us a £10,000 fine for that particular candidate.”

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