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United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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UKHCA Media Release

MPs report on long-term funding of adult social care - 27/06/2018

The report on long-term funding by the joint Select Committees for Health and Social Care and Communities and Local Government is a timely contribution to the discussion about how to sustainably fund social care to meet current and future demands.

Colin Angel, UKHCA’s Policy Director said:

 “The report confirms the widely held view - supported by evidence from highly respected and informed organisations - that the present social care system is not fit to respond to future demographic changes. UKHCA supports the call for the Government to address the impending funding gap in 2019-20 and also to urgently address the issue of backdated pay for sleep-ins which is putting many homecare providers at immediate financial risk, and could leave people without the care they need.

 “The principles for future discussion about how to reform social care set out in the report must be taken seriously by the Government. The recommendations should feed into the development of the social care Green Paper and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement setting out the budget for the next financial year.”

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Notes for Editors

1. UKHCA fed out views into the joint select committees which is available from here.
https://www.ukhca.co.uk/pdfs/UKHCA_funding_inquiry_2018.pdf

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

3. United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators. The Association represents over two-thousand members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

4. There are over 9,100 registered homecare providers across the UK, the majority of which (84%) are in the independent and voluntary sectors. We estimate that these organisations employ 527,000 homecare workers, who deliver over 6.29 million hours of care per week to around 536,000 service users, valued at £5.9 billion per annum.

5. Homecare encompasses provision of personal care, to people in their own homes. For many, homecare is the alternative of choice for people who would otherwise need to move into residential accommodation.

6. High resolution royalty-free image of Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director is available, as follows:
• www.ukhca.co.uk/images/highres/angel_colin_20140701_079.jpg

7. 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: 07920 788993
E-mail: media@ukhca.co.uk
Website: www.ukhca.co.uk

Registered in England, No. 3083104.

 

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