UKHCA was formed in 1989 to represent the views of independent sector providers of domiciliary care. It was set up to respond to the many issues arising from the changes in health and social care legislation, which were shaping the future of the sector.
UKHCA has grown and offers more benefits to its members and a high profile representative role. The Association takes an active role in liaison with local and central government on all domiciliary care and related issues. It represents its member organisations in the rapidly changing social care sector through contact with:
- National Government and the devolved administrations
- Local Government
- Statutory Regulators
- Social care commissioners
- Voluntary and campaigning organisations
- The media
- The general public
The devolved agenda has become increasingly important with the introduction of care regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Wherever they are, our members receive the professional support of UKHCA.
UKHCA members providing domiciliary care represent a wide cross section of providers – from small businesses to large organisations encompassing the statutory sector, private, not-for-profit, voluntary and charitable concerns. Our members are based all around the UK, from city centres to rural locations.
A landmark in the development of UKHCA was the launch in July 2011of “Raising the Standard for Care”, a Strategy Statement defining our strategy for 2011 to 2016, adopted by the UKHCA Board, led by Chair Mike Padgham.
This five-year strategy is designed to deliver support to the Association’s members to enable them to adapt successfully to the challenges of the next two decades, so that people can continue to receive high quality, sustainable services of choice in their home and community.