Care Visa Sponsor Database

13th May 2024

This is a database of social care providers in England licensed to sponsor workers’ visas. It was adapted from a tool developed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) for its investigation into the exploitation faced by workers who came to the UK on the health and care visa

This resource has been created to fill a gap in existing publicly available information. While the UK Government publishes a list of all skilled worker visa sponsors, it does not specify the sectors in which different companies operate. During TBIJ’s investigation, many workers said that not knowing which care providers can sponsor workers made it difficult to change employers and escape exploitative situations. 

The database was created by combining data from the Home Office’s list of all visa sponsors with the health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission’s, register of regulated services. Consequently, there will be gaps in the data and some care providers which are licensed to sponsor workers in England might not be included. A care provider’s inclusion in this database is also not an endorsement of the company or its activities.

The list will be updated on a daily basis.