UKHCA

United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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UKHCA Media Release

UKHCA's reaction to the Queen's Speech - 19/12/2019

"The lack of concrete proposals from Government for the long term funding of Social Care in today's Queen's Speech and a simplistic view of protecting housing assets is immensely disappointing. 

"At least 10 million people are receiving or need to receive support and care in their own homes from both informal and formal carers, compared with fewer than 0.5 million in care homes, of which less than half pay for their own care. The majority needing support and care at home must be considered as well as those paying for care homes, particularly as adequate investment in homecare will relieve pressure on the NHS

"A cross-party consensus is urgently needed, but Government has yet again failed to address the reality of state-funded social care."

Notes for Editors

1. United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) is the professional association for more than 2,050 domiciliary care providers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. UKHCA's mission, as a member-led professional association, is to promote high quality, sustainable care services so that people can continue to live at home and in their local community.

2. UKHCA's full manifesto can be found here: https://www.ukhca.co.uk/manifesto2019

For further information please contact:

Matthew Kiernan, Communications Officer

United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd

Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington, SM6 7AH

Telephone: 020 8661 8165

Mobile: 07393 012 113

E-mail: media@ukhca.co.uk

Website: www.ukhca.co.uk

Registered in England, No. 3083104.

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