United Kingdom Homecare Association
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A Minimum Price for Homecare (April 2020 to March 2021)

UKHCA's minimum price for homecare services of £20.69 per hour from April 2020 allows full compliance with the National Living Wage and the delivery of sustainable homecare services to local authorities and the NHS.

UKHCA is committed to using the best available data to support our calculations. Pricing assumptions in this latest version have been updated for the National Living Wage, an increased assumption for funding statutory sick pay, and an increase in the different costs of regulation in each of the UK nations.

Equivalent calculations for the voluntary UK Living Wage, the Scottish Living Wage and the London Living Wage between November 2019 and October 2020 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."

Download: A Minimum Price for Homecare (April 2020 to March 2021) PDF Document format



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