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UKHCA Media Release

Autumn Statement 2016 - 23/11/2016

Following today’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, United Kingdom Homecare Association’s Chief Executive, Bridget Warr CBE, said:

“The absence of reference to funding social care services in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement is exasperating for everyone who supports older and disabled people.

“The amassed evidence from providers, commissioners, sector analysts and colleagues in the health service has presented a consistent picture of a sector under extreme pressure, which should it fail, will let down citizens who rely on state-funded support.

“We urge Government to take immediate action to bring forward funding to maintain the immediate viability of social care services.”


Notes for Editors

1. United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) is the professional association for more than 2,000 domiciliary care providers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.. 

2. As a member-led professional association, UKHCA’s mission is to promote high quality, sustainable care services so that people can continue to live at home and in their local community.

3. Regularly updated statistical information about homecare services in all four UK administrations is available from "An Overview of the UK Domiciliary Care Sector" at

4. A high resolution royalty-free image of UKHCA Chief Executive, Bridget Warr CBE, quoted in this release is available from

5. Interviewees from UKHCA for broadcast media are available on request.

6. For further information please contact:

Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director
United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd
Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington, SM6 7AH

Telephone: 020 8661 8188
Mobile: 07393 012 113
Twitter: @ukhca

Registered in England, No. 3083104.

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