UKHCA

United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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A Minimum Price for Homecare - Version 5.1

UKHCA’s minimum price for homecare services of £18.01 per hour allows full compliance with the National Minimum Wage and the delivery of sustainable homecare services to local authorities and the NHS.

The calculations in this latest version have been updated for the new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, and the increase in minimum pension contributions (both of which come into force in April 2018). Equivalent calculations for the voluntary UK Living Wage, the Scottish Living Wage and the London Living Wage between November 2017 and October 2018 are also included.

UKHCA Policy Director, Colin Angel, said: "It is essential that a viable regulated homecare sector is available to support the care of older and disabled people who choose to remain at home. The prices councils pay for care must cover the costs of the workforce, including - as a minimum - full-compliance with statutory minimum wage levels and the costs of running a regulated care service. UKHCA’s Minimum Price for Homecare provides a thorough rationale for the costs of state-funded care and is highlighted in Government’s Care and Support Statutory Guidance (for England) as an approach which can be adopted by councils."

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